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Posted on 11/25/2008 5:55:05 PM PST by Cindy
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President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutations
WASHINGTON - On Nov. 24, 2008, President George W. Bush granted pardons to 14 individuals and commutation of sentence to two individuals:
· Leslie Owen Collier - Charleston, Mo. Offense: Unauthorized use of a registered pesticide, 7 U.S.C. §§ 136j(a)(2)(F) and 136l(b); violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. § 668(a). Sentence: Feb. 2, 1996; Eastern District of Missouri; two years probation and $10,000 in restitution.
· Milton Kirk Cordes - Rapid City, S.D. Offense: Conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act; 18 U.S.C. § 371, 16 U.S.C. §§ 3372(a)(2)(A), 3373(d)(1)(B ). Sentence: Dec. 14, 1998; District of South Dakota; 18 months probation conditioned on loss of hunting privileges for one year, performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of a $2,000 fine.
· Richard Micheal Culpepper - Mahomet, Ill. Offense: False statements to the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 287. Sentence: Jan. 15, 1988; Central District of Illinois; five years' probation conditioned on payment of a $1,000 fine and $4,351.90 in restitution.
· Brenda Jean Dolenz-Helmer - Fort Worth, Texas Offense: Misprision of a felony; 18 U.S.C. § 4. Sentence: Dec. 31, 1998; Northern District of Texas; four years' probation, with the special condition of 600 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine.
· Andrew Foster Harley - Falls Church, Va. Offense: Wrongful use and distribution of marijuana and cocaine; Article 112a, Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sentence: April 17, 1985, as approved June 13, 1985; U.S. Air Force general court martial convened at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 90 days' confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and dismissal from the Air Force.
· Obie Gene Helton- Rossville , Ga. Offense: Unauthorized acquisition of food stamps; 7 U.S.C. § 2024(b), 18 U.S.C. § 2. Sentence: April 1, 1983; Eastern District of Tennessee; two years probation, $500 fine and $875 in restitution.
· Carey C. Hice Sr.- Travelers Rest, S.C. Offense: Income tax evasion; 26 U.S.C. § 7201 and 18 U.S.C. § 2. Sentence: March 5, 1996; District of South Carolina; three years probation condition on 180 days' home confinement and a $13,000 fine.
· Geneva Yvonne Hogg - Chamblee, Ga. Offense: Bank embezzlement; 18 U.S.C. § 657. Sentence: June 19, 1980; District of South Carolina; five years probation and a $500 fine.
· William Hoyle McCright Jr.- Midland, Texas Offense: Making false entries, books, reports or statements of bank; 18 U.S.C. § 1005. Sentence: Oct. 20, 1986, as amended September 23, 1987; Western District of Texas; two years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
· Paul Julian McCurdy - Sulphur, Okla. Offense: Misapplication of bank funds by a bank officer; 18 U.S.C. § 656. Sentence: Feb. 12, 1988; Eastern District of Oklahoma; five years probation and $5,000 in restitution.
· Robert Earl Mohon Jr.- Grant, Ala. Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana; 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 846. Sentence: Oct. 22, 1987; Northern District of Alabama; three years in prison.
· Ronald Alan Mohrhoff - Los Angeles Offense: Unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of a narcotics felony, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); possession of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 844(a). Sentence: Oct. 9, 1984; Central District of California; one year of in prison followed by five years probation with the special condition of 2,500 hours of community service.
· Daniel Figh Pue III - Conroe, Texas Offense: Illegal treatment, storage and disposal of a hazardous waste without a permit, 42 U.S.C. § 6928(d)(2)(A); illegal transportation of a hazardous waste to an unpermitted facility for storage or disposal, 42 U.S.C. § 6928(d)(1). Sentence: Oct. 25, 1996; Southern District of Texas; three years' probation conditioned on six months' home confinement and a $1,000 fine.
· Orion Lynn Vick - White Hall, Ark. Offense: Aiding and abetting the theft of government property; 18 U.S.C. §§ 641 and 2. Sentence: June 17, 1975; District of Arizona; payment of a $250 fine within 90 days.
· John Edward Forte - North Brunswick, N.J. Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), 18 U.S.C. § 2. Sentence: Nov. 20, 2001; Southern District of Texas; 168 months in prison, five years supervised release and a $5,000 fine. Terms of commutation: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on Dec. 22, 2008, leaving intact and in effect the five year term of supervised release with all its conditions.
· James Russell Harris - Detroit, Mich. Offense: Conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempted money laundering, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(3) and 2; aiding and abetting the attempted distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); conspiracy to affect interstate commerce by obtaining property under color of official right, 18 U.S.C. § 1951; attempt to affect interstate commerce by obtaining property under color of official right, 18 U.S.C. § 1951. Sentence: May 10, 1993; Eastern District of Michigan; 360 months in prison, five years supervised release and a $50,000 fine. Terms of clemency grant: Unpaid balance of fine remitted; sentence of imprisonment commuted to expire on Dec. 22, 2008, leaving intact and in effect the five year term of supervised release with all its conditions save the obligation to satisfy the unpaid balance of the fine.
Bunch of scumbags... but no border patrol agents.
contact President Bush and request pardon for Compean & Ramos. Let’s get these guys home for Christmas.
I did a key word search and nothing there on the link you referred to.
I’ll go update that thread’s key words.
Ok, your thread you referenced has now been updated in the keywords function.
That's what I was thinking. They should have been first in line.
The Republicans will pay for this one if those guys remain 'Republican' political prisoners.
This guy basically put poison in some hamburger to kill coyotes, and an eagle ate some. He's served his probation and paid a hefty fine. No problem with that pardon.
I wonder how on earth these specific people came to the President’s attention and why he chose to pardon these particular ones. Some of the cases seem quite old and, it seems, that the time has already been paid. In those cases, is it just a pardon of the fine?
Do you really think El Presidente Jorge Boosh will grant pardons to those who shot one of his friends?
Mr. President, you have done an exceptional job of protecting us for the past 7 years. We are truly grateful for your fortitude in the face of unceasing opposition from within and without our borders.
There is one glaring injustice that remains a stain upon the fabric of our country. United States Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean have been more than sufficiently punished for the accusations of Johnny Sutton and the serial criminal illegal alien drug dealer.
They are in conditions far worse than the enemy combatants currently (justifiably) incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
If anything, you have taught America that doing the right thing isnt always easy, but it is always right!
I beg you Mr. President please do the right thing without delay and send these men back to their young families where they belong.
Please perform this one final act of compassion; pardon those two honorable Patriots and end their nightmare.
He was convicted in 1996 on federal charges of illegal storage, disposal and transportation of a hazardous waste without a permit, according to court records. The waste was pentachlorophenol and creosote sludge. He was sentenced to three years' probation with six months' home detention on each charge. The sentences were to run concurrently. He was also fined $1,000............
......He completed his six months' home confinement but never tried to pursue a pardon until his daughter, Karen Flint, decided to take action. As part of a college government class project, she wrote a letter to the president asking for a pardon for her father.
"We were challenged by our instructor to make a difference and write somebody in office," said Flint, 37. "Some students were writing about potholes. I had more important things on my mind. My dad was a top priority."
Flint mailed the letter in February 2003 and got a reply in May 2003 that included paperwork to apply for a pardon. Daniel Pue and his wife completed the application and mailed it. They received a reply about a month later seeking more information, he said.
The Pues didn't hear anything for another two years. Then one day, an FBI agent called about doing a pardon investigation, Daniel Pue said.
The agent interviewed Daniel Pue, his wife, family, neighbors and co-workers, and said the information would be sent to the pardon attorney for review. That was the last Daniel Pue heard about the pardon, until Monday.
Well thats the kind of pardon we want to see. What about the ones that willfully muled cocaine.