Commutations, Pardons Granted to Seven Tri-Staters

In President Barack Obama's final days in office, he has granted commutations of sentences to 209 people and he's pardoned 64. Six people from the Tri-State had their sentences commuted and one was pardoned.

Here's a list which includes the offenses, sentences, and the details of the commutation of each person:

Zachary James Ray Anderson – Owensboro, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to defraud the United States by knowingly and without lawful authority producing false identification documents
Sentence: 15 months' imprisonment; two years' supervised release (April 17, 2003)
Pardoned

John E. Stewart – Greenville, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally posses meth with intent to distribute; two counts of aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally posess meth with intent to distribute
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 15, 2008)
Commutation: Commuted to term of 20 years imprisonment

Damand Matthews – Henderson, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base in excess of 50 grams and less than 500 grams
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 31, 2009)
Commutation: Commuted to term of 20 years imprisonment and unpaid balance of $1,000 remittted at the time of release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Leonard Hoskins – Henderson, KY
Offense: Conspiracy to possess cocaine base 50 grams or more and less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride with intent to distribute
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 13, 2009)
Commutation: Commuted to term of 15 years imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Raymond M. Walker, III – Evansville, IN
Offense: Conspiracy to possess more than 50 grams of cocaine base with intent to distribute; two counts of distribution of cocaine base in excess of five grams
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 9, 2005)
Commutation: Commuted to a term of 25 years imprisonment.

Tony Johnson – Evansville, IN
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base mixture in excess of 50 grams, 5 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana mixture
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 13, 2006)
Commutation: Commuted to a term of 17.5 years imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Wesley Eugene Northington – Evansville, IN
Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; possession of 50 grams or more of cocaine base with intent to distribute; felon in possession of a firearm
Sentence: 20 years imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 5, 2003)
Commutation: Sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017


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