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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons.

 

The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals:

 

  • Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a felony (Southern District of Alabama)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 13, 1994)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.

 

  •  Cathy Lee Jones – Portsmouth, VA

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine base (Eastern District of Virginia)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Apr. 29, 2003)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

  •  Rickey Marcell McCall – Birmingham, AL 

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts) (Northern District of Alabama)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 120 months’ supervised release (Jan. 11, 2001)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

  •  Larry Nailor – Memphis, TN

Offense:  Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute approximately 50 grams of cocaine base (Western District of Tennessee)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Nov. 7, 1997)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

  •   Antonio Gromyko Reeves – Kennett, MO

Offense:  Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (Eastern District of Missouri)

Sentence:  188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (May 21, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

  •    Jennifer Regenos – Muscatine, IA

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Southern District of Iowa)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Mar. 25, 2002)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

  •   Barbara Lammsies Scrivner – Portland, OR 

Offense:  Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (District of Oregon)

Sentence:  360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 3, 1995)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.

 

  •  Israel Abel Torres – Dallas, TX

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Eastern District of Texas)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (Dec. 4, 1998)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

 

 

The President granted pardons to the following twelve individuals:

 

  • Roy Norman Auvil – Bartonville, IL

Offense:  Possession of an unregistered distilling apparatus; working a distillery on which the required sign is not placed (District of South Carolina)

Sentence:  Five years’ probation (Nov. 16, 1964)

 

  •  Bernard Bryan Bulcourf – McIntosh, FL

Offense:  Counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes (Southern District of Florida)

Sentence:  90 days’ confinement in a community treatment center, followed by three years’ probation (Nov. 18, 1988)

 

  •   Steve Charlie Calamars – San Antonio, TX

Offense:  Possession of phenyl-2-propanone with intent to manufacture a quantity of methamphetamine (Western District of Texas)

Sentence:  57 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (May 31, 1989; as amended Apr. 8, 1994)

 

  • Diane Mary DeBarri, fka Diane Mary Wilhelm – Fairless Hills, PA

Offense:  Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (Eastern District of Pennsylvania)

Sentence:  90 days’ imprisonment; five years’ probation conditioned on performance of community service as directed by the court (June 15, 1984)

 

  •  Donnie Keith Ellison – London, KY

Offense:  Manufacture of marijuana (Eastern District of Kentucky)

Sentence:  Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (Sept. 1, 1995)

 

  • John Marshall French – Clovis, CA

Offense:  Conspiracy to transport a stolen motor vehicle in interstate commerce (District of South Carolina)

Sentence:  Three years’ probation conditioned on performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of $2,337 restitution (Mar. 2, 1993)

 

  •  Ricardo Marcial Lomedico, Sr. – Point Roberts, WA

Offense:  Misappropriation of bank funds by an employee (Western District of Washington)

Sentence:  Five years’ imprisonment (Nov. 21, 1969)

 

  •   David Raymond Mannix – Lafayette, OR

Offense:  Conspiracy to commit larceny; theft of military property (U.S. Marine Corps general court-martial convened at Camp Pendleton, CA)

Sentence:  75 days’ confinement; forfeiture of $350 pay per month for three months; reduction to Private First Class, pay grade E-2 (Oct. 18, 1989, as approved Mar. 2, 1990)

 

  • David Neil Mercer – Grand Junction, CO

Offense:  Archaeological Resources Protection Act violation (District of Utah)

Sentence:  36 months’ probation; $2,500 fine; $1,437.72 joint and several restitution (Apr. 9, 1997)

 

  • Claire Holbrook Mulford, fka Claire Audrey Holbrook – Flint, TX

Offense:  Using a residence to distribute methamphetamine; carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime (Eastern District of Texas)

Sentence:  70 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (Dec. 3, 1993)

 

  • Brian Edward Sledz – Naperville, IL

Offense:  Wire fraud; violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (Northern District of Illinois)

Sentence:  One year of probation conditioned on payment of $1,318 costs of supervision and $8,297.91 restitution (Apr. 29, 1993)

 

  •  Albert Byron Stork – Delta, CO

Offense:  Filing a false tax return (District of Colorado)

Sentence:  Six months’ confinement in a jail-type or treatment institution; three years’ probation (May 8, 1987)

 

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Press Release Number: 
14-1414
Updated December 17, 2014