updated 12/12/2007 8:51:52 AM ET 2007-12-12T13:51:52

The list includes carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and even an election law violator.

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In all, President Bush has pardoned 29 convicts and reduced the prison sentence of another in the annual end-of-the-year tradition.

But Bush did not pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA agent. Bush has already commuted Libby's jail term in that case.

The Justice Department says Bush has granted 142 pardons and commuted five sentences since taking office in 2001 -- far behind the pace set by most modern presidents.

Since World War II, the largest number of pardons and commutations -- a little more than 2,000 -- came from President Harry Truman, who served 82 days short of eight years in office.

According to the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney, those pardoned and commuted are:

Pardoned

  • James Albert Bodendieck Sr., of New Athens, Ill., convicted in 1959 of interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.
  • Jeffrey James Bruce, of Chandler, Okla., convicted in 1994 of possession of stolen mail.
  • Charles Wayne Bryant, of Sautee, Ga., convicted in 1962 of theft of United States mail matter by employee.
  • Carleton Gregory Carpenter, of Wayland, Mass., convicted in 1981 of making a false representation with respect to information required to be kept in the records of a person holding a federal firearms license.
  • John Edward Casto, of Ripley, W.Va., convicted in 1990 of distribution of cocaine.
  • Jackie Ray Clayborn, of Deer, Ark., convicted in 1993 of manufacturing marijuana.
  • Debbie Sue Conklin, formerly known as Debbie Sue McAlevy, of Douglas, Wyo., convicted in 1990 of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Charles Richard Fennell, of Valencia, Calif., convicted in 1995 of false statement to a federally insured financial institution.
  • John Fornaby, of Boynton Beach, Fla., convicted in 1991 of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
  • Daniel Ray Freeman, of Douglas, Ga., convicted in 1963 of violation of Internal Revenue liquor laws.
  • Thomas Dee Gandy, of Wichita, Kan., convicted in 1996 of mail fraud affecting a financial institution.
  • Melton Harrell, of Cairo, Ga., convicted in 1976 of theft of government property and receiving stolen government property.
  • Paul Dwight Hawkins, of Lafayette, La., convicted in 1990 of conspiracy to import marijuana.h
  • Roger Paul Ingram, of Round Rock, Texas, convicted in 1987 of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an analogue of a Schedule I controlled substance, Ecstasy.
  • William Lucius Jones Jr., of Birmingham, Ala., convicted in 1972 of illegal possession of an unregistered firearm.
  • William Charles Jordan, Jr., of Dover, Pa., convicted in 2000 of managing and conducting an illegal gambling business.
  • Saul Kaplan, of Scranton, Pa., convicted in 1992 of violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
  • Billy Joe LaForce, of San Antonio, convicted in 1991 of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.
  • Rudolph J. Macejak, of Morton Grove, Ill., convicted in 1986 of possession of an unregistered firearm.
  • John F. McDermott, of Moretown, Vt., convicted in 1995 of receiving kickbacks in defense procurement contracts.
  • William James Norman, of Tallahassee, Fla., convicted in 1970 of possession of an unregistered distillery, carrying on the business of a distiller without giving the required bond, possession and custody of a still without the required sign outside the premises, working at a distillery without the required sign outside the premises and unlawfully producing distilled spirits from mash and similar material.
  • Glanus Terrell Osborne, of Dallas, Ga., convicted in 1990 of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
  • John Gordon Smith, of Littleton, Colo., convicted in 1988 of false statement to a federal agency.
  • Walter J. Sweeney, III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, convicted in 1993 of attempting to evade income taxes.
  • Nancy Lynn Thompson, of Bainbridge, Ga., convicted in 1997 of embezzlement by a bank employee.
  • Daryl Toney, of Montgomery, Ala., convicted in 1993 of misdemeanor theft within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
  • Charles Eddie Trobaugh, of Whitleyville, Tenn., convicted in 1965 of liquor law violations.
  • Samuel Lewis Whisel, of Boiling Springs, Pa., convicted in 1989 of aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of stolen goods.
  • Steven Wayne Whitlock, of Sarasota, Fla., convicted in 1990 of conspiracy to import marijuana.


Commuted sentence

  • Michael Dwayne Short, of Hyattsville, Md., convicted in 1992 of aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base.

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