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President Bush issues 16 pardons, one to campaign donor

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Published: Friday December 22, 2006
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President George W. Bush issued 16 pardons yesterday, many to individuals convicted of a variety of drug-related offenses. One of the beneficiaries of the president's action had donated to the Republican Party

In the pardons issued by the president, 7 of 16 involved drug or alcohol-related offenses. Others included a variety of fraud, kickback, and conspiracy charges.

One recipient of a pardon, Dale C. Critz Jr., had made false statements in a case in 1989, for which he was convicted and served three years of probation. Critz's father donated $2000 to the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2003, and Critz himself donated to the Republican National Convention in the same year, according to a report on ABC News.

The full list of pardons is provided below. It can also be accessed in the news release from which it was originally obtained at this link.

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Charles James Allen Winchester, Virginia Offense: Conspiracy to defraud the United States; 18 U.S.C. 371

Sentence: Aug. 3, 1979; District of Maryland; one year of custody to be served by 30 days in jail, 90 days in a work-release program, and the remaining period on parole

William Sidney Baldwin, Sr. Green Pond, South Carolina Offense: Conspiracy to possess marijuana; 21 U.S.C. 846

Sentence: Oct. 27, 1981; District of South Carolina; six years' imprisonment

Timothy Evans Barfield Cary, North Carolina Offense: Aiding and abetting false statements on a Small Business Administration loan application; 15 U.S.C. 645(a) and 18 U.S.C. 2

Sentence: July 17, 1989; Eastern District of North Carolina; three years' probation, including 96 hours of community service

Clyde Philip Boudreaux Thibodaux, Louisiana Offense: Borrowing money from enlisted men, accepting a non-interest bearing loan from a government contractor, and signing and swearing to a false affidavit; U.C.M.J. Articles 92, 107, 134

Sentence: Dec. 2, 1975; as approved by the convening authority on January 29, 1976; United States Navy general court-martial convened at Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; reprimand; loss of numbers on the promotion list; and a $2,000 fine

Marie Georgette Ginette Briere Gatineau, Quebec Offense: Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1)

Sentence: July 9, 1982; District of Puerto Rico; three years' imprisonment and three years' special parole

Dale C. Critz, Jr. Savannah, Georgia Offense: Making a false statement; 18 U.S.C. 1014

Sentence: July 13, 1989; Middle District of Florida; three years' probation

Mark Alan Eberwine San Antonio, Texas Offense: Conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing, and obstructing the assessment of taxes by the Internal Revenue Service; 18 U.S.C. 371; false declarations to the grand jury; 18 U.S.C. 1623

Sentence: Feb. 1, 1985, as amended April 23, 1986; Western District of Texas; two years' imprisonment

Colin Earl Francis Naugatuck, Connecticut Offense: Accepting a kickback; 41 U.S.C. 53 and 54

Sentence: May 7, 1993; District of Connecticut; two years' probation and a $2,500 fine

George Thomas Harley Albuquerque, New Mexico Offense: Aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 18 U.S.C. 2

Sentence: Nov. 30, 1984; District of New Mexico; nine years' imprisonment; five years' special parole

Patricia Ann Hultman Kane, Pennsylvania Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and other controlled substances; 21 U.S.C. 846

Sentence: Oct. 28, 1985; Western District of Pennsylvania; one year of imprisonment

Eric William Olson Ojai, California Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, possession, and use of hashish; U.C.M.J. Articles 81 and 134

Sentence: Feb. 21, 1984; United States Army general court-martial convened at Bamberg, Germany; confinement at hard labor for one year; reduction to pay grade E-1; forfeiture of all pay and allowances; bad conduct discharge

Thomas R. Reece Cumming, Georgia Offense: Violating the Internal Revenue Code pertaining to alcohol; 26 U.S.C. 5681(c)

Sentence: May 2, 1969; Northern District of Georgia; one year's imprisonment

Larry Gene Ross Indio, California Offense: Making false statements in a bank loan application; 18 U.S.C. 1014

Sentence: Aug. 15, 1989; District of Wyoming; four years' probation, $7,654.20 restitution

Jearld David Swanner Lexington, Oklahoma Offense: Making false statements in a bank loan application; 18 U.S.C. 1005

Sentence: Dec. 6, 1991; Western District of Oklahoma; three years' probation

James Walter Taylor McCrory, Arkansas Offense: Bank fraud; 18 U.S.C. 1344

Sentence: Oct. 18, 1991; Eastern District of Arkansas; 90 days in jail, followed by two years and nine months' probation

Janet Theone Upton Salinas, California Offense: Mail fraud; 18 U.S.C. 1341

Sentence: May 23, 1975; District of Nevada; two years' unsupervised probation

Phillip Anthony Emmert Washington, Iowa Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. 846

Sentence: Dec. 23, 1992; Southern District of Iowa; 262 months' imprisonment (as reduced on February 21, 1996); five years' supervised release

Terms of commutation: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on Jan. 20, 2007; term of supervised release left intact and in effect