President Trump issued a number of pardons Monday afternoon shortly before meeting with inner city pastors at the White House. The individuals accepting the pardons are Michael Tedesco, Roy Wayne McKeever, Rodney Takumi, John Richard Bubala and Chalmer Lee Williams.
“After a careful review of the files of each of these individuals, President Trump has concluded that each are entirely deserving of Executive Clemency. Through these full and unconditional pardons, the Federal rights of these men, including the right to vote and the right to bear arms, have been fully restored. Today, they are once again full and equal citizens under the law,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released in a statement.
Here are their backgrounds, provided by the White House press office:
In 1990, Mr. Bubala pled guilty to improper use of Federal Government property by transferring automotive equipment to the town of Milltown, Indiana, for its maintenance use. His primary aim was to help the town, and he sought neither compensation nor recognition for his actions. Today, Mr. Bubala is actively engaged in charity work, volunteering at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, leading education classes on the American Flag, and serving on an honor detail for veteran funerals.
In 1989, when he was 19 years old, Mr. McKeever was arrested for transporting marijuana from Mexico to Oklahoma. Upon arrest, he immediately accepted responsibility and pled guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of a controlled substance. Mr. McKeever was sentenced to one year in prison and one year of supervised release. He has spent the past 29 years of his life atoning for his offense through charitable works in his community. Today, he is an active member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, which supports local law enforcement and provides critical resources to officers across Texas. (Read more from “President Trump Has Issued a Number of New Pardons” HERE)