COLORADAN AMONG 78 PARDONED
washington» President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people, including one Coloradan, and granted commutations to 153 nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced under outdated laws and would have received lighter sentences if convicted today.
In total, Obama has pardoned 148 people and granted 1,176 commutations for federal inmates under the clemency initiative he and former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. launched two years ago. Obama plans to issue more commutations before he leaves office, administration officials said.
The Coloradan who was pardoned was Randy Dale Cantu of Niwot. He had been convicted in 1978 of conspiracy and falsely making and forging endorsement on government bonds.