President Obama Grants Commutations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 111 individuals:
 
·         Malik Abuhamid Ibm Wakil Abdunafi – Baltimore, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine, at least 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana; distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (crack); distribution of heroin; possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, at least five grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana; Middle District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $100,000 forfeiture (August 31, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and obligation and payment of forfeiture remitted.  
 
·         Quentin C. Adams – St. Louis, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Missouri
Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (June 15, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Sly Stallone Aikens – Hickory Grove, SC
Offense: Knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing the firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime (two counts); District of South Carolina
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 29, 2005); amended to 235 months' imprisonment (September 28, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Michael Alexander – Charlotte, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 23, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Alfonso Allen – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana; possession of a short barreled shotgun in furtherance of a felony drug offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of an unregistered short barreled shotgun; Southern District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 10 years’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 25, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Brian Allen Altman – New Berlin, WI
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 480 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 23, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Maurice D. Ball –Kansas City, MO
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Missouri
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (June 22, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         John Franklin Banks – Lynchburg, VA
Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $250 fine (January 14, 2000 (on remand))
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Mancer L. Barrington, III – Norfolk, VA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 7, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Tyrie Bell – Sauk Village, IL
Offense: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute; Northern District of Illinois
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release; $500 restitution (January 19, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Ronald Owen Bilbrey, Jr.  – Winter Haven, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (three counts); possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 25, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Tremayne Kendrick Blackwell – Charlotte, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 18, 2009); amended to 240 months' imprisonment (November 3, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Corey Lyndell Blount – Houston, TX
Offense: Use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act; continuing criminal enterprise; Western District of Louisiana
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 27, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Ronald Lee Blount, Jr. – Houston, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act; Western District of Louisiana
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 9, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Jerome Lee Borders – Statesville, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 6, 2002 )
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Brad Bradley Bradford – Tampa, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Georgia
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (November 6, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
 
·         Charles Lee Brandon – Bay City, MI
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (December 22, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Walter Breland – Statesville, NC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana
Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 12, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Eugene Kenneth Brinson – Newark, NJ
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride & heroin; possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Roosevelt Brockington – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Offense: Distribution in excess of five grams of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 15, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Derrick Lewis Bynum – Hyattsville, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; use of a communications device to facilitate narcotics trafficking (three counts); possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; District of Maryland
Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 19, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Juan Benito Calbo-Gomez – Corpus Christi, TX
Offense:         1. Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine
                        and cocaine base (crack) and marijuana; Eastern District of Texas
2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute marijuana); Eastern District of Texas
Sentence:        1. 210 months' imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 17, 2006); amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)              
2. 18 months' imprisonment (February 15, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Joseph J. Campbell – Summerville, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communication facility to facilitate drug trafficking activity; District of South Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 14, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Eugene Carlton – Decatur, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Georgia
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 1, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Shannon Cave – Bronx, NY
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 13, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Fred Charles, Jr.  – Stopover, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 248 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $500 fine (April 4, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Duane Clasen – Evansville, WI
Offense:         1. Distribution of approximately 6.85 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), after having previously been convicted of one or more felony drug offenses; Northern District of Iowa
2. Supervised release violation (distribution of amphetamine); Northern District of Iolwa
Sentence:        1. 200 months' imprisonment (July 25, 2003)                  
2. 36 months' imprisonment (consecutive); six years’ supervised release; $6,142.75 restitution (October 29, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 15, 2017, and unpaid balance of restitution obligation remitted.
·         Clarence Douglas Coakley – Dermott, AR
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life plus 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 9, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Merlin Coleman – Chicago, IL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of the distribution of a controlled substance (three counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Illinois
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 9, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Barry Renfold Cooley – Los Angeles, CA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute narcotics; District of Nebraska
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 29, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. 
 
·         Travis Dwaine Corley – Blackville, SC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 23, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Warren Dean Cornett – Houston, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and in excess of 50 grams cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 27, 1998)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Bobby Richard Cotton, Jr.  – Tampa, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 3, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Jessee Dane Cox – Crumpler, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 26, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
 
·         Aubrey Jermaine Cummings – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 8, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Eddie James Davis – Bedford, OH
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Ohio
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 28, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Henry Deleon – Corpus Christi, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or a substance containing methamphetamine; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment  (December 15, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         James Dillehay – Akron, OH
Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine; Northern District of Ohio
Sentence: Life imprisonment  (September 10, 1993)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.
 
·         William R. Downs – Daytona Beach, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 260 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 2, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Jarrett Dunn – Cleveland, TN
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 50 grams cocaine base; conspiracy to distribute and possess more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 19, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Robert Anthony Eberhart – Garner, NC
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during drug trafficking; Middle District of North Carolina
Sentence: 468 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release (February 1, 2005); amended to 420 months' imprisonment (November 28, 2012)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Darryl Dewayne Edwards – Port Arthur, TX
Offense: Attempt to manufacture 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a felon; Eastern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 19, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Darryl Ellis – Fort Pierce, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting; Middle District of Alabama
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 26, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Mark Foster – Waterford Works, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 12, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Craig William Frazier – Great Falls, MT
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; District of Montana
Sentence: 480 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (December 14, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Ricardo Gallardo – Rockford, IL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine and one kilogram or more of heroin; distribution of 2,006 grams of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 6.02 kilograms of cocaine and 996.9 grams of heroin; money laundering; engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity; Northern District of Illinois
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $500 fine (December 16, 2005); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (November 1, 2014)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Jason Gardner – Fort Worth, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 27, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Ricky Lamont Garrett – Waco, TX
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of "crack" cocaine; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 224 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 28, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted.  
 
·         Orfil Javier Garza – Pacoima, CA
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; District of Utah
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 13, 2010)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Antonio Jevon Gayden – Chicago, IL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute, and/or aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute five grams or more but less than 50 grams of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 16, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Mark Francis Glidden – Clear Lake, IA
Offense: Manufacture and attempt to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) after a prior conviction for a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (October 22, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.
 
·         Quincy Allen Goins – Madison, TN
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee
Sentence: Life imprisonment (March 14, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2017.
 
·         David Gonzalez – Houston, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; aiding and abetting the distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 26, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 31, 2017.
 
·         Elliott Gray – Baltimore, MD
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; District of Maryland
Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (August 24, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. 
 
·         Randolph S. Gustave – Albuquerque, NM
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments (two counts); Western District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: 324 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 21, 2001); amended to 262 months' imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 1, 2017.
 
·         Ali Reno Harden – Dublin, GA
Offense: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm having an obliterated serial number; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime; possession of marijuana; Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (February 19, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted.
 
·         Ronnie Lorenzo Hardy – Chipley, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; principal to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; unlawful possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm during a felony drug offense; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (September 19, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months' imprisonment.
 
·         Charles Harrison  – Natchez, MS
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Mississippi
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $1,500 fine (October 25, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. 
 
·         Jason Thomas Haslip – Las Vegas, NV
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDA or Ecstasy); aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 87 capsules and 1,419 tablets of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDA or Ecstasy); aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 27 grams of methamphetamine; District of Minnesota
Sentence: 324 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 17, 2004); amended to 262 months' imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. 
 
·         Monroe Herring – Greensboro, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 26, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Emmanuel Herron – Stella, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 56.63 grams of crack cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Iowa
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 22, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Marvin K. Holloway – District Heights, MD
Offense: Unlawful possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of Columbia
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 21, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016.
 
·         Cory Lamonte Huddleston – St. Louis, MO
Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocain