The Associated Press is reporting that President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others, including a rapper, convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement.
The new round of White House pardons are Bush’s first since March and come less than two months before he will end his presidency.
Included on the pardon list is:
—Leslie Owen Collier of Charleston, Mo. She was convicted for unauthorized use of a pesticide and violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
(We earlier labeled Leslie as a woman; it's been pointed out to us that Leslie is actually a man. Our apologies.)