President Obama Pardons Man Who Ran Illegal Gambling Operation

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
President Obama Pardons

US President Barack Obama on Monday announced the pardons of five individuals, including one who was convicted of running an illegal gambling operation.

Thomas Paul Ledford of Jonesborough, Tenn was sentenced in 1995 to one year of probation for conducting and directing an illegal gambling business.

Other pardons were as follows:

Lesley Claywood Berry Jr. ­- Loretto, Ky.

Offense : Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 846.

Sentence : April 29, 1988; District of Minnesota; three years in prison.·                     

Dennis George Bulin - Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Offense : Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2.

Sentence : March 10, 1987; Middle District of Alabama; five years of probation and $20,000 fine.                 

Ricky Dale Collett - Annville, Ky.

Offense : Aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2.

Sentence : March 7, 2002; Eastern District of Kentucky; one year of probation conditioned on 60 days of home detention.

 Martin Kaprelian - Park Ridge, Ill.

Offense : Conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 371; transporting stolen property in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 2314; concealing stolen property that was transported in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 2315.

Sentence : Feb. 1, 1984; Northern District of Illinois; nine years in prison, five years of probation.


Eugenia Marie Jennings - Alton, Ill.

Offense : Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).

Sentence : Feb. 23, 2001; Southern District of Illinois; 262 months in prison, eight years of supervised release, $1,750 fine.

Terms of commutation : Prison sentence to expire on Dec. 21, 2011, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

- Jagajeet Chiba,

Gambling News

Exploring the Best Online Casinos in Australia

Explore the world of internet gambling with the help of a well chosen guide written by gaming enthusiasts. This in-depth investigation examines the best Aussie gamers can play at online casinos, all of which have been screened for game selection, security, customer support, and special offers.