Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents
President Bush commutes the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005.
Their sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year.
This is not a pardon; Compean & Ramos will continue to be convicted felons. I consider this to be a fair decision.
Breitbart TV has the video:
The article also mentions,
One of the most significant clemency decisions by Bush so far was the call earlier in his second term to commute the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, who was convicted of perjury and obstructing justice in connection with the 2003 leak of then-CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
Libby was left with two years’ probation and a $250,000 fine; he did not request a full pardon.
Since officials say that Pres. Bush is “finished” with pardons, this means Libby won’t be able to practice law – he was not pardoned.
Prior posts here.