Biden issues first pardons and sentencing commutations of his presidency

By: - April 26, 2022 1:05 pm

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jose Luis Colunga — Juniata, Nebraska 

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or  more of marijuana (Eastern District of Tennessee). 

Sentence: 240 months of imprisonment, 10-year term of supervised release (July 13, 2010).

Commutation grant: Sentence commuted to expire on Oct. 26, 2023, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release.  

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Ariana Figueroa
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Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.