List of people pardoned by Barack Obama

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This is a list of people pardoned by President Barack Obama. As granted by the Constitution, "executive clemency may take several forms, including pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of fine or restitution, and reprieve."[1]

Definitions:

  • A pardon is an executive order vacating a conviction.[2]
  • A commutation is the mitigation of the sentence of someone currently serving a sentence for a crime pursuant to a conviction, without vacating the conviction itself.[3]

Pardons and commutations[edit]

This is the list of people pardoned or granted clemency by a United States president, ordered by date of pardon or commutation.

Pardons[edit]

December 3, 2010[edit]

Name Court or Home City Sentencing Date Sentence Offense
James Bernard Banks United States District Court for the District of Utah 1972 2 years probation Illegal possession of government property
Russell James Dixon United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1960 2 years probation Liquor law violation
Laurens Dorsey United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1998 5 years probation; $71,000 restitution Conspiracy to defraud by making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration
Ronald Lee Foster United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina 1963 Probation; $20 fine Mutilation of coins
Timothy James Gallagher United States District Court for the District of Arizona 1982 3 years probation Cocaine possession and conspiracy to distribute
Roxane Kay Hettinger United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa 1986 30 days in jail; 3 years probation Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Edgar Leopold Kranz Jr. General court-martial convened at Hickam Air Force Base 1994 24 months confinement; reduction in pay Cocaine use, adultery and bouncing checks
Floretta Leavy United States District Court for the District of Kansas 1984 366 days in prison; 3 years probation Drug offenses
Scoey Lathaniel Morris United States District Court for the Western District of Texas 1991 3 years probation; $1,200 fine Counterfeiting offense.

May 20, 2011[edit]

Name Court or Home City Sentencing Date Sentence Offense
Randy Eugene Dyer United States District Court for the Western District of Washington 1975 5 years in prison Conspiracy to import marijuana (hashish), conspiracy to remove baggage from the custody and control of the U.S. Customs Service and convey false information concerning an attempt to damage a civil aircraft
Danny Alonzo Levitz United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 1980 2 years of probation, $400 fine Conspiracy
Michael Ray Neal United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 1991 6 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release conditioned on 6 months of home confinement, $2,500 fine Manufacture, assembly, modification and distribution of equipment for unauthorized decryption of satellite cable programming
Edwin Alan North United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 1980 6 months of unsupervised probation Transfer of a firearm without payment of transfer tax
Allen Edward Peratt United States District Court for the District of South Dakota 1990 30 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
Christine Marie Rossiter United States District Court for the District of Nebraska 1992 3 years of probation conditioned on performance of 500 hours of community service Conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana
Patricia Ann Weinzatl United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin 2001 3 years of probation, $5,000 fine Structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements
Bobby Gerald Wilson United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia 1985 3½ months in prison, 5 years of probation conditioned on performance of 300 hours of community service, $400 fine Aiding and abetting the possession and sale of illegal American alligator hides (Lacey Act)

November 21, 2011[edit]

Name Court or Home City Sentencing Date Sentence Offense
Lesley Claywood Berry Jr. United States District Court for the District of Minnesota 1988 3 years in prison Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute marijuana
Dennis George Bulin United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama 1987 5 years probation and $20,000 fine Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana
Ricky Dale Collett United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky 2002 1 year of probation conditioned on 60 days of home detention Aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants
Martin Kaprelian United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 1984 9 years in prison, 5 years of probation Conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce, transporting stolen property, concealing stolen property
Thomas Paul Ledford United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee 1995 1 year of probation conditioned on performance of 100 hours of community service Conducting and directing an illegal gambling business

March 1, 2013[edit]

Name Court or Home City Sentencing Date Sentence Offense
Robert Leroy Bebee Rockville, Maryland Two years probation Misprision (concealment) of a felony
James Anthony Bordinaro Gloucester, Massachusetts 12 months imprisonment, three years supervised release and a $55,000 find Conspiracy to restrain, suppress, and eliminate competition in violation of the Sherman Act; conspiracy to submit false statements
Kelli Elisabeth Collins Harrison, Arkansas Five years probation Aiding and abetting a wire fraud
Edwin Hardy Futch, Jr. Pembroke, Georgia Five years probation, $2,399.72 restitution Theft from an interstate shipment
Cindy Marie Griffith Moyock, North Carolina Two years probation with 100 hours of community service Distribution of satellite cable television decryption devices
Roy Eugene Grimes, Sr. Athens, Tennessee 18 months probation Falsely altering a United States postal money order, uttering, and publishing a forged and altered money order with intent to defraud
Jon Christopher Kozeliski Decatur, Illinois One year of probation with six months of home confinement, $10,000 fine Conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods
Jimmy Ray Mattison Anderson, South Carolina Three years probation 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 Honolulu, Hawaii Two years probation, $2,000 fine Conspiracy to defraud the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Michael John Petri Montrose, South Dakota Five years imprisonment, three years supervised release Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine)
Karen Alicia Ragee Decatur, Illinois One year of probation with six months of home confinement, $2,500 fine Conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods
Jamari Salleh Alexandria, Virginia Four years probation, $5,000 fine, $5,900 restitution False claims upon and against the United States
Alfor Sharkey Omaha, Nebraska Three years probation with 100 hours of community service, $2,750 restitution Unauthorized acquisition of food stamps
Donald Barrie Simon, Jr. Chattanooga, Tennessee Two years imprisonment, three years probation Aiding and abetting in the theft of an interstate shipment
Lynn Marie Stanek Tualatin, Oregon Six months in jail, five years probation conditioned on residence in a community treatment center for a period not to exceed one year Unlawful use of a communication facility to distribute cocaine
Larry Wayne Thornton Forsyth, Georgia Four years probation Possession of an unregistered firearm; possession of a firearm without a serial number
Donna Kaye Wright Friendship, Tennessee 54 days imprisonment, three years probation conditioned on performance of six hours of community service per week Embezzlement and misapplication of bank funds

December 19, 2013[edit]

Name Court or Home City Sentencing Date Sentence Offense
William Ricardo Alvarez Marietta, Georgia District of Puerto Rico Time served after nine months’ imprisonment, four years’ supervised release (Apr. 30, 1997; amended Jul. 31, 1997) Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin ; conspiracy to import heroin
Charlie Lee Davis, Jr. Wetumpka, Alabama Middle District of Alabama 87 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release (Mar. 21, 1995) Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a minor to distribute cocaine base
Ronald Eugene Greenwood Crane, Missouri District of South Dakota Three years’ probation, conditioned on six months’ home confinement, 100 hours community service, $5,000 restitution, $1,000 fine (Nov. 18, 1996) Conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act
Little Joe Hatch, aka Joe Hatch Sr. Lake Placid, Florida Southern District of Florida 60 months’ imprisonment, four years’ supervised release (May 15, 1990) Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Martin Alan Hatcher Foley, Alabama, Southern District Of Alabama 5 years probation Distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana[4]
Derek James Laliberte
Alfred J. Mack
Robert Andrew Schindler
Willie Shaw, Jr.
Kimberly Lynn Stout, formerly known as Kimberly Lynn Cooley
Bernard Anthony Sutton, Jr.
Chris Deann Switzer
Miles Thomas Wilson Williamsburg, Ohio Southern District of Ohio Three years’ probation (Jul. 15, 1981) Mail fraud

Commutations[edit]

November 21, 2011[edit]

Name Court Sentenced Time served Offense Terms of
commutation
Eugenia Marie Jennings United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois 2001 262 months (21 years, 10 months) in prison, 8 years of supervised release, $1,750 fine Distribution of cocaine base Sentence expired on December 21, 2011, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

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