President Bush issues 16 pardons, one to campaign donor

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.


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