Obama pardons 17, including man with firearms charges

President Obama on Friday pardoned 17 people around the country, including a Georgia man whose offense was possession of an unregistered firearm.

Larry Wayne Thornton of Forsyth, Georgia, faced four years of probation until Obama's pardon.

The pardon has the potential to come under scrutiny, as Democrats and Obama himself have called for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of last year's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In response to that shooting, Democrats have called for a range of options, including reinstating an assault weapons ban, and forcing all firearms purchasers to undergo background checks.

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Obama also pardoned Lynn Marie Stanek of Oregon, who was charged with using a communications facility to distribute cocaine. She faced six months in jail and five years of probation.

Michael John Petri of South Dakota was also pardoned; he was convicted of possession of cocaine with an intent to distribute it.

Others pardoned had been convicted of embezzlement, aiding in the theft of an interstate shipment, unauthorized use of food stamps, and conspiracy to defraud the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

A complete list of those pardoned is below:

Robert Leroy Bebee – Rockville, Maryland
Offense: Misprision of a felony, 18 U.S.C. § 4
Sentence: Two years probation

James Anthony Bordinaro – Gloucester, Massachusetts
Offenses: Conspiracy to restrain, suppress, and eliminate competition in violation of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1; conspiracy to submit false statements, 18 U.S.C. § 371
Sentence: 12 months imprisonment, three years supervised release and a $55,000 fine

Kelli Elisabeth Collins – Harrison, Arkansas
Offense: Aiding and abetting a wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343, 2
Sentence: Five years probation

Edwin Hardy Futch, Jr. – Pembroke, Georgia
Offense: Theft from an interstate shipment, 18 U.S.C. §§ 659, 2
Sentence: Five years probation, $2,399.72 restitution

Cindy Marie Griffith – Moyock, North Carolina
Offense: Distribution of satellite cable television decryption devices, 47 U.S.C. § 605(e)(4), 18 U.S.C. § 2
Sentence: Two years probation with 100 hours of community service

Roy Eugene Grimes, Sr. – Athens, Tennessee
Offenses: Falsely altering a United States postal money order, 18 U.S.C. § 500; passing, uttering, and publishing a forged and altered money order with intent to defraud, 18 U.S.C. § 500
Sentence: 18 months probation

Jon Christopher Kozeliski – Decatur, Illinois
Offense: Conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods, 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 2320
Sentence: One year of probation with six months of home confinement, $10,000 fine

Jimmy Ray Mattison – Anderson, South Carolina
Offenses: Conspiracy to transport and cause the transportation of altered securities in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 2314; transporting and causing the transportation of altered securities in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2314, 2
Sentence: Three years probation

An Na Peng – Honolulu, Hawaii
Offense: Conspiracy to defraud the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 18 U.S.C. § 371
Sentence: Two years probation, $2,000 fine

Michael John Petri – Montrose, South Dakota
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), 846
Sentence: Five years imprisonment, three years supervised release

Karen Alicia Ragee – Decatur, Illinois
Offense: Conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods, 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 2320
Sentence: One year of probation with six months of home confinement, $2,500 fine

Jamari Salleh – Alexandria, Virginia
Offense: False claims upon and against the United States, 18 U.S.C. §§ 287, 2
Sentence: Four years probation, $5,000 fine, $5,900 restitution

Alfor Sharkey – Omaha, Nebraska
Offense: Unauthorized acquisition of food stamps, 7 U.S.C. § 2024(b)(1)
Sentence: Three years probation with 100 hours of community service, $2,750 restitution

Donald Barrie Simon, Jr. – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Offense: Aiding and abetting in the theft of an interstate shipment, 18 U.S.C. §§ 659, 2
Sentence: Two years imprisonment, three years probation

Lynn Marie Stanek – Tualatin, Oregon
Offense: Unlawful use of a communication facility to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
Sentence: Six months in jail, five years probation conditioned on residence in a community treatment center for a period not to exceed one year

Larry Wayne Thornton – Forsyth, Georgia
Offense: Possession of an unregistered firearm, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d), 5871; possession of a firearm without a serial number, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(i), 5871
Sentence: Four years probation

Donna Kaye Wright – Friendship, Tennessee
Offense: Embezzlement and misapplication of bank funds, 18 U.S.C. § 656
Sentence: 54 days imprisonment, three years probation conditioned on performance of six hours of community service per week

--This report was updated at 7:35 p.m.