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Obama pardons: List of Obama pardons from 2009-2013, 13 pardoned this week

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President Barack Obama granted 13 pardons on Thursday which brings the total of Obama pardon’s during his five years as president to a total of 52, according to a USA Today report on Friday.

Obama’s pardons on Thursday – which are recommended to the president via the United States Justice Department - involved disputes over past sentencing disparities between cases involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine, according to the report.

President Barack Obama’s list of Pardons since taking office in 2009:

Pardoned Dec. 3, 2010…

  • James Bernard Banks, sentenced in 1972, for illegal possession of government property
  • Russell James Dixon, sentenced in 1960, for liquor law violation
  • Laurens Dorsey, 1998, for conspiracy to defraud by making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration
  • Ronald Lee Foster, sentenced in 1963, for mutilation of coins
  • Timothy James Gallagher, sentenced in 1982, for cocaine possession and conspiracy to distribute
  • Roxane Kay Hettinger, sentenced in 1986, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine
  • Edgar Leopold Kranz Jr., sentenced in 1994, for cocaine use, adultery and bouncing checks
  • Floretta Leavy, sentenced in 1984, for drug offenses
  • Scoey Lathaniel Morris, sentenced in 1981, for a counterfeiting offense

Pardoned May 20, 2011…

  • Randy Eugene Dyer, sentenced in 1975, for conspiracy to import marijuana (hashish), conspiracy to remove baggage from the custody and control of the US Customs Service, and convey false information concerning an attempt to damage a civil aircraft
  • Danny Alonzo Levitz, sentenced in 1980, for conspiracy
  • Michael Ray Neal, sentenced in 1991, for manufacture, assembly, modification and distribution of equipment for unauthorized decryption of satellite cable programming
  • Edwin Alan North, sentenced in 1980, for transfer of a firearm without payment of transfer tax
  • Allen Edward Peratt, sentenced in 1990, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Christine Marie Rossiter, sentenced in 1992, for conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana
  • Patricia Ann Weinzatl, sentenced in 2001, for structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements
  • Bobby Gerald Wilson, sentenced in 1985, for aiding and abetting the possession and sale of illegal American alligator hides

Pardoned Nov. 21, 2011…

  • Lesley Claywood Berry Jr., sentenced in 1988, for conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute marijuana
  • Dennis George Bulin, sentenced in 1987, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana
  • Ricky Dale Collett, sentenced in 2002, to aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants
  • Martin Kaprelian, sentenced in 1984, for conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce, transporting stolen property, concealing stolen property
  • Thomas Paul Ledford, sentenced in 1995, for conducting and directing an illegal gambling business

Pardoned March 1, 2013…

  • Robert Leroy Bebee, sentence date unknown, for concealment of a felony
  • James Anthony Bordinaro, sentence date unknown, for conspiracy to restrain, suppress, and eliminate competition in violation of the Sherman Act, conspiracy to submit false statements
  • Kelli Elisabeth Collins, sentence date unknown, for aiding and abetting a wire fraud
  • Edwin Hardy Futch Jr., sentence date unknown, for theft from an interstate shipment
  • Cindy Marie Griffith, sentence date unknown, for distribution of satellite cable television decryption devices
  • Roy Eugene Grimes Sr., sentence date unknown, for falsely altering a U.S. postal money order, uttering, and publishing a forged and altered money order with intent to defraud
  • Jon Christopher Kozeliski, sentence date unknown, for conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods
  • Jimmy Ray Mattison, sentence date unknown, for conspiracy to transport and cause the transportation of altered securities in interstate commerce, transporting and causing the transportation of altered securities in interstate commerce
  • An Na Peng, sentence date unknown, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine
  • Karen Alicia Ragee, sentence date unknown, for conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods
  • Jaman Salleh, sentence date unknown, for false claims upon and against the United States
  • Alfor Sharkey, sentence date unknown, for unauthorized acquisition of food stamps
  • Donald Barrie Simon Jr., sentence date unknown, for aiding and abetting in the theft of an interstate shipment
  • Lynn Marie Stanek, sentence date unknown, for unlawful use of a communication facility to distribute cocaine
  • Larry Wayne Thornton, sentence date unknown, for possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of a firearm without a serial number
  • Donna Kaye Wright, sentence date unknown, for embezzlement and misapplication of bank funds

Pardoned Dec. 19, 2013…

  • William Ricardo Alvarez, sentenced in 1997, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, conspiracy to import heroin
  • Charlie Lee Davis Jr., sentenced in 1995, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, use of a minor to distribute cocaine base
  • Ronal Eugene Greenwood, sentenced in 1996, for conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act
  • Joe Hatch Sr., sentenced in 1990, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Martin Alan Hatcher, sentenced in 1992, for distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Derek James Laliberte, sentenced in 1992, for money laundering
  • Alfred J. Jack, sentenced in 1982, for unlawful distribution of heroin
  • Robert Andrew Schindler, sentenced in 1996, for conspiracy to commit wirefraud and mail fraud
  • Willie Shaw Jr., sentenced in 1974, for armed bank robbery
  • Kimberly Lynn Stout, sentenced in 1993, for bank embezzlement, false entries in the books of a lending institution
  • Bernard Anthony Sutton Jr., sentenced in 1989, for theft of personal property
  • Chris Deann Switzer, sentenced in 1996, for conspiracy to violate narcotics laws (methamphetamine)
  • Miles Thomas Wilson, sentenced in 1981, for mail fraud

Dec. 19, 2013 Commutation List…

  • Clarence Aaron, sentenced in 1993, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, attempt to possess cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Stephanie Yvette George, sentenced in 1997, for conspiracy to possess cocaine base with intent to distribute
  • Ezell Gilbert, sentenced in 1997,for possession with intent to deliver cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • Helen R. Alexander Gray, sentenced in 1996, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Jason Hernandez, sentenced in 1998, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine and methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine and cocaine hydrochloride, distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a protected property, establishing a place for manufacture and distribution of controlled substances
  • Ricky Eugene Patterson, sentenced in 1995, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
  • Billy Ray Wheelock, sentenced in 1993, for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
  • Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr., sentenced in 1994, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute crack

President Barack Obama has fewer pardons than most recent presidents. For the record, George W. Bush pardoned 189 persons, Bill Clinton pardoned 396, George H.W. Bush pardoned 74, Ronald Reagan pardoned 393, Jimmy Carter pardoned 534, Gerald Ford pardoned 382, and Richard Nixon pardoned 863, according to CBS News’ Mark Knoller.

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