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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutation

WASHINGTON – On Dec. 10, 2007, President George W. Bush granted pardons to the following 29 individuals:


James Albert Bodendieck, Sr. New Athens, Illinois
Offense: Interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle; 18 U.S.C. § 2312.
Sentence: April 9, 1959; Southern District of Illinois; three years probation
Jeffrey James Bruce Chandler, Oklahoma
Offense: Possession of stolen mail; 18 U.S.C. § 1708.
Sentence: February 22, 1994; District of Hawaii; five years probation and $4,789 restitution.
Charles Wayne Bryant Sautee, Georgia
Offense: Theft of United States mail matter by employee; 18 U.S.C. § 1709.
Sentence: March 13, 1962; Northern District of Georgia; two years probation.
Carleton Gregory Carpenter Wayland, Massachusetts
Offense: Making a false representation with respect to information required to be kept in the records of a person holding a federal firearms license; 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 and 924(a).
Sentence: May 20, 1981; Middle District of Florida; six months probation.
John Edward Casto Ripley, West Virginia
Offense: Distribution of cocaine; 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).
Sentence: March 12, 1990; Northern District of West Virginia; six months house arrest followed by two years probation and payment of a $2,000 fine.
Jackie Ray Clayborn Deer, Arkansas
Offense: Manufacturing marijuana; 21U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(D).
Sentence: August 31, 1993; Western District of Arkansas; five months imprisonment, two years supervised release, and a $3,000 fine.
Debbie Sue Conklin, formerly known as Douglas, Wyoming
Debbie Sue McAlevy  
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1).
Sentence: November 16, 1990; District of Nebraska; five years probation.
Charles Richard Fennell Valencia, California
Offense: False statement to a federally-insured financial institution; 18 U.S.C. § 1014.
Sentence: October 25, 1995; Central District of California; three years probation, conditioned on payment of $22,113 in restitution and performance of 500 hours of community service.
John Fornaby Boynton Beach, Florida
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; 21 U.S.C. § 846.
Sentence: April 2, 1991; Southern District of Florida; three years imprisonment.
Daniel Ray Freeman Douglas, Georgia
Offense: Violation of Internal Revenue liquor laws; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5205(a)(2) and 5604(a)(1).
Sentence: February 26, 1963, Southern District of Georgia; three years probation and a $350 fine.
Thomas Dee Gandy Wichita, Kansas
Offense: Mail fraud affecting a financial institution; 18 U.S.C. § 1341.
Sentence: April 22, 1996; Northern District of Texas; four months and 16 days imprisonment, five years supervised release, and a $2,000 fine.
Melton Harrell Cairo, Georgia
Offense: Theft of government property and receiving stolen government property; 18 U.S.C. § 641.
Sentence: June 22, 1976; Northern District of Georgia; two years probation and a $200 fine.
Paul Dwight Hawkins Lafayette, Louisiana
Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana; 21 U.S.C. § 963.
Sentence: April 19, 1990; Middle District of Florida; four years imprisonment.
Roger Paul Ingram Round Rock, Texas
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an analogue of a Schedule I controlled substance, 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Ecstasy); 21 U.S.C. §§ 813, 841(a)(1), and 846.
Sentence: November 10, 1987; Western District of Texas; five years imprisonment.
William Lucius Jones, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama
Offense: Illegal possession of an unregistered firearm; 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d).
Sentence: March 10, 1972; Northern District of Alabama; three years probation.
William Charles Jordan, Jr. Dover, Pennsylvania
Offense: Managing and conducting an illegal gambling business; 18 U.S.C. § 1955.
Sentence: January 12, 2000; Middle District of Pennsylvania; one year probation and a $2,000 fine.
Saul Kaplan Scranton, Pennsylvania
Offense: Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act; 2 U.S.C. §§ 437g(d)(1)(A) and 441a(1)(A).
Sentence: January 7, 1992; Middle District of Pennsylvania; $25,000 fine.
Billy Joe LaForce San Antonio, Texas
Offense: Conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute; 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(D).
Sentence: June 13, 1991; Western District of Texas; 21 months incarceration, three years supervised release, $5,000 fine.
Rudolph J. Macejak Morton Grove, Illinois
Offense: Possession of an unregistered firearm; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) and (i).
Sentence: June 26, 1986; Northern District of Illinois; $5,000 fine.
John F. McDermott Moretown, Vermont
Offense: Receiving kickbacks in defense procurement contracts; 41 U.S.C. §§ 51-54 and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
Sentence: November 21, 1995; District of Massachusetts; two years probation and $10,000 fine.
William James Norman Tallahassee, Florida
Offense: Possession of an unregistered distillery; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5179 and 5601(a)(1); carrying on the business of a distiller without giving the required bond; 26 U.S.C. § 5601(a); possession and custody of a still without the required sign outside the premises; 26 U.S.C. § 5180; working at a distillery without the required sign outside the premises; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5180 and 5681(c); unlawfully producing distilled spirits from mash and similar material; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5601(a)(8) and 5222.
Sentence: October 19, 1970; Southern District of Georgia; three years probation.
Glanus Terrell Osborne Dallas, Georgia
Offense: Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, 18 U.S.C. §2313.
Sentence: May 23, 1990; Southern District of Georgia; three years probation, with a condition of 90 days in a community corrections center, and a $2,000 fine.
John Gordon Smith Littleton, Colorado
Offense: False statement to a federal agency; 18 U.S.C. § 1001.
Sentence: October 13, 1988; Northern District of Texas; five years probation.
Walter J. Sweeney, III Cincinnati, Ohio
Offense: Attempting to evade income taxes, 26 U.S.C. § 7201.
Sentence: May 28, 1993; Southern District of Ohio; one year probation and a $10,000 fine.
  Bainbridge, Georgia
Nancy Lynn Thompson  
Offense: Embezzlement by a bank employee, 18 U.S.C. § 656.
Sentence: September 4, 1997; Northern District of Florida; one day of imprisonment; three years supervised release.
Daryl Toney Montgomery, Alabama
Offense: Misdemeanor theft within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 641.
Sentence: March 17, 1993; Middle District of Georgia; one year of probation, including five days in jail, and a $500 fine.  
Charles Eddie Trobaugh Whitleyville, Tennessee
Offense: Liquor law violations, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5179(a), 5601(a)(1), 5222, 5601(a)(7), and 5604(a)(1).
Sentence: December 7, 1965; Middle District of Tennessee; three years probation.  
Samuel Lewis Whisel Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Offense: Aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of stolen goods, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2314 and 2.
Sentence: May 2, 1989; Middle District of Pennsylvania; two years probation.
Steven Wayne Whitlock Sarasota, Florida
Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 952, 960(b)(1)(G), and 963.
Sentence: February 28, 1990; Middle District of Florida; five years imprisonment.

On Dec. 10, 2007, President Bush granted a commutation of sentence to the following individual:

Michael Dwayne Short Hyattsville, Maryland
Offense: Aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base; 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), 18 U.S.C. § 2.
Sentence: November 13, 1992; District of Maryland; 235 months imprisonment; five years supervised release.
Terms of commutation: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on February 8, 2008, term of supervised release left intact and in effect.