OPA (202) 514-2007 TDD (202) 514-1888

President George W. Bush Granted Pardons
President George W. Bush granted pardons to the following 17 individuals:

James Leon Adams Offense:

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Selling firearms to out of state residents and falsifying firearms records; 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(b) (3), 922(m), and 924(a) Sentence: January 27, 1976; District of South Carolina; two years probation and a $1,000 fine Tony Dale Winnsboro, South Carolina Ashworth Offense: Unlawful transfer of a firearm; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(e) and 5871 Sentence: July 19, 1989; District of South Carolina; three years probation conditioned on the performance of 300 hours community service Randall Leece Deal Offense: Clayton, Georgia


1. Liquor law violation; Title 26, U.S.C. 2. Liquor law violation; Title 26, U.S.C. 3. Conspiracy to violate the liquor laws, Title 26, U.S.C. 1. June 23, 1960; Northern District of Georgia; two years probation 2. and 3. April 29, 1964 and May 8, 1964; Northern District of Georgia; 18 months imprisonment, suspended, two years probation Wenatchee, Washington


Henry Eagle Offense:

Date: Robert Carter Eversole Offense: Date:

Possessing an unregistered still, carrying on the business of a distiller without giving the required bond, and manufacturing mash on other than lawfully qualified premises; 26 U.S.C. §§ 5601(a)(1), 5601(a)(4), and 5601(a)(7) March 23, 1972; Eastern District of Arkansas; two years probation Summerville, Georgia

Conspiracy to commit theft from an interstate shipment; 18 U.S.C. § 371 June 18, 1984; Eastern District of Tennessee; five years probation, with the special conditions that he pay $4,038 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service Niobrara, Nebraska

Kenneth Clifford Foner Offense:


Conspiracy to impede the functions of the FDIC, commit embezzlement as a bank officer, make false entries in the records of an FDIC-insured bank, and commit bank fraud; 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 656, 1005, and 1344 July 19, 1991; District of Nebraska; five years probation, conditioned upon performance of 1,000 hours of community service and payment of $17,750 in restitution Medina, Ohio

Victoria Diane Frost Offense: Date:

Conspiracy to possess and distribute L-Ephedrine Hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846 April 25, 1994; Western District of New York; three years probation, including six months’ home confinement; $3,000 fine Indianapolis, Indiana

William Grover Frye Offense:

1. Absence without leave (two specifications), Article 86, UCMJ, 10


U.S.C. § 886; escape from lawful confinement, Article 95, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 895 2. Sale of a stolen motor vehicle moving in interstate commerce; 18 U.S.C. § 2313 1. October 3, 1968; United States Army general court-martial; confinement at hard labor for one year, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a bad conduct discharge, as approved by the convening authority on November 14, 1968 2. October 15, 1973; Southern District of Indiana; two years probation

Stanley Richton Park, Illinois Bernard Hamilton Offense: Altering U.S. postal money orders; 18 U.S.C. § 500 Date: September 13, 1990; Southern District of Mississippi; three years probation, conditioned upon confinement for 30 days in a community treatment center and payment of a $1,000 fine Melodie Jean Hebert Offense: Date: Scituate, Rhode Island

Conspiracy to defraud the United States by making false claims; 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1001 February 23, 1984; District of Rhode Island; two years probation, conditioned upon payment of $1,250 in restitution Stuart, Florida

James Ernest Kinard, Jr. Offense:


Failure by a licensed firearms dealer to make appropriate entries in firearms records required to be kept by law (four counts); making false entries by a licensed firearms dealer in firearms records required to be kept by law; 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(m) and 2 March 26, 1984; District of South Carolina; five years’ probation; conditioned upon performance of 1,000 hours community service and payment of restitution in an amount to be determined by the U.S. Probation Officer and a $12,000 fine San Clemente, California


Timothy Kruse Offense: Date:

Unauthorized absence, Article 86, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 886 November 28, 1978; United States Coast Guard special court-martial; reduction to pay grade E-2 and a $450 fine, as approved by the convening authority on February 13, 1979 Rayne, Louisiana Theft of a motor vehicle from a U.S. Air Force base, 18 U.S.C. §§ 7 and 13 March 14, 1972; Middle District of Florida; one year probation Kent, Ohio

Gerard Murphy Offense: Date: Joseph Mathew Novak Offense: Date:

Possession and transfer of an illegal weapon, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(o)(1) and 924(a)(2) December 2, 1994; Northern District of Ohio; two years probation, with the special condition that he serve six months home confinement, and a $2,000 fine Le Mars, Iowa

John Louis Ribando Offense:


1. Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (marijuana); 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1) 2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance (marijuana); importing a controlled substance (marijuana); 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) (1), 846, 952(a), 960(a) (1), and 963 1. November 15, 1976; Central District of California; five years imprisonment followed by five years special parole 2. July 11, 1978; Central District of California; six months confinement in a jail-type institution, ten years special parole, and five years probation, conditioned upon performance of 1,200 hours of charitable work and payment of a $1,000 fine; consecutive to No. 1

Edward Honolulu, Hawaii Rodriguez Trevino,

Jr. Offense: Date:

Larceny, Article 121, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. § 921; United States Navy special court-martial September 19, 1997; United States Navy special court-martial; three months confinement, forfeiture of pay and allowance for three months, and reduction in pay grade, as approved by the convening authority on October 3, 1997 Newark, Delaware

Jerry Dean Walker Offense: Date:

Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1) April 10, 1989; Western District of North Carolina; three years imprisonment, as amended October 19, 1989 ###