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List: 20 people granted a presidential pardon or commutation

The 19 pardons and one commutation that President George W. Bush granted on Tuesday before leaving the White House to spend the holidays at Camp David:

-William Alvis III of Flushing, Ohio. Possession of an unregistered firearm and cocaine distribution.

-John Allen Aregood of Riviera, Texas. Conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens.

-Eric Charles Blanke of Parker, Colo. Counterfeiting.

-Steve Doyle Cavender of The Villages, Fla. Conspiring to import, possess, distribute and dispense marijuana.

-Marie Elena Eppens of Lynden, Wash. Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

-Lydia Lee Ferguson of Sun City, Ariz. Aiding and abetting possession of stolen mail.

-Eduviges Duvi Gonzalez-Matsumura of Clovis, Calif. Aiding and abetting embezzlement of bank funds.

-George Clarence Greene Jr. of Gray, Ga. Mail fraud.

-James Won Hee Kang of South Barrington, Ill. Trafficking in counterfeit goods.

-Alan Stephen Maiss of Reno, Nev. Concealing knowledge of a crime.

-Richard Harold Miller of Tallahassee, Fla. Conspiracy to defraud the United States.

-Delano Abraham Nixon of Neosho Rapids, Kan. Forging the endorsement on a U.S. Treasury check.

-John H. Overholt of Black Hawk, S.D. Concealment of information affecting Social Security benefits.

-Charles Winters of Miami. Conspiracy to export, and exportation, of a military aircraft to a foreign country in violation of the Neutrality Act of 1939. (Pardon granted posthumously.)       -Morris Keith Parker of Georgetown, S.C. Concealing knowledge of a crime.

-Robert Truman Reece of Redondo Beach, Calif. Unauthorized absence and missing the movement of a U.S. Navy ship.

-Donald Edward Roessler of Harrison, Ohio. Embezzlement of mail matter.

-Issac Robert Toussie of Brooklyn, N.Y. False statements to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and mail fraud.

-David Lane Woolsey of St. George, Utah. Aiding and abetting violation of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act.

Bush commuted the prison sentence of Reed Raymond Prior of Des Moines, Iowa.

Prior was convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He was sentenced in 1996 in the Southern District of Iowa to life in prison with 10 years of supervised release. His prison sentence is now set to expire on Feb. 23, 2009, but the terms of the commutation leave intact and in effect the 10 years of supervised release with all its conditions.            

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