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BOARD OF PARDONS MEETING

 

MONDAY

JUNE 29, 2015

1:00 P.M.

THE GOVERNOR'S HEARING ROOM

NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL

                             

 

A G E N D A

 

 1.      Roll call.

 

 2.      Notice of hearings by news release and publication in state papers.

 

 3.      Approval of the minutes of the meeting of April 6, 2015.

 

HEARINGS FOR REPRIEVE OF 15 YEAR DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSIONS:

 

4.       Hear applicant Darrell E. Brannon for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on December 5, 2005 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Michael J. Fitzpatrick, 319 South 17th Street, Suite 232, Omaha, NE 68102).

 

5.       Hear applicant Christine A. Herek (aka: Cristine A. Herek, Tina Herek, Christine A. Thompson, and Tina Thompson) for a reprieve from the three 15-year license suspensions she is currently serving wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on May 17, 2000 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI and sentenced on May 3, 2007 to a 15-year license revocation for Fourth Offense DWI and to a 15-year license revocation for Driving During Revocation.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

6.       Hear applicant Aaron C. Smallfoot for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Seward County and sentenced on April 16, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

7.       Hear applicant Paul L. Hanna for a reprieve from the license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on May 1, 2003 to a 15-year license revocation for Fourth Offense DWI.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

FULL PARDON HEARINGS:

 

8.       Hear applicant Rick E. Larson for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on January 23, 1996 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Driving Under the Influence – Serious Bodily Injury.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Bill Bracker, 226 South Sixth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501).

 

9.       Hear applicant Donato Medina Martinez for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Hamilton County and sentenced on October 21, 1996 to a term of 3 years probation for the offense of Possession of Marijuana.  (Legal Counsel:  Ms. Susan M. Koening, 308 North Locust Street, Grand Island, NE 68801).

 

10.     Hear applicant Angela M. Ramirez (aka: Angela M. Reyes and Angela M. Monge) for full pardon of felony conviction wherein she was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on April 22, 2002 to a term of 20 months to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Methamphetamine.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Joshua W. Weir, 1403 Farnam Street, Suite 232, Omaha, NE 68102).

 

11      Hear applicant Raymond J. Tyrakoski III for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on December 14, 1990 to a term of 1 year at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Joshua Weir, 1403 Farnam Street, Suite 232, Omaha, NE 68102).

 

12.     Hear applicant Ruth A. Foster (aka: Ruth A. Satpington) for full pardon of felony conviction wherein she was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on December 20, 1991 to a term of 3 years probation for the offense of Theft.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Nicholas M. Froeschel, 201 North 8th Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508).

 

13.     Hear applicant Todd D. Senters for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on July 17, 2003 to a term of 2 years probation for the offense Manufacture of Child Pornography.  (Legal Counsel:  F. Matthew Aerni, 2650 North 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504).

 

14.     Hear applicant Scott F. Pfannenstiel for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Box Butte County and sentenced on August 23, 1994 to a term of 18 to 24 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 1:  Attempted Delivery of Cocaine and to a term of 18 to 24 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 2:  Attempted Delivery of Cocaine; and sentenced on May 14, 2009 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Disturbing the Peace.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Jon Worthman, 107 East 5th Street, Alliance, NE 69301).

 

15.     Hear applicant Stephanie M. Borrell (aka: Stephanie M. Shearman) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Adams County and sentenced on January 29, 2002 to a term of 24 months probation for the offense of Attempt to Commit a Class III Felony – Burglary and sentenced on May 2, 2002 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Minor Possess / Sell / Dispense / Consume Alcohol.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Michael Mead, 200 North Burlington Avenue, Suite 200, Hastings, NE 68901).

 

16.     Hear applicant Frank Cappellano for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on October 24, 1980 to a term of 3 years probation for the offense of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and sentenced on August 8, 1987 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Receive Stolen Property.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. D.A. “Duke” Drouillard, 1603 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102).

 

17.     Hear applicant Timothy D. Van Ackern for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Cass County and sentenced on October 13, 1989 to a term of 3 years probation for the offense of Burglary and sentenced on October 23, 2003 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Issue Bad Check Less Than $100.  Convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on February 12, 2010 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Hunt / Fish / Trap Without Permission.  Convicted in Washington County and sentenced on May 5, 2013 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of No Fishing Permit.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. James E. Connor, 13057 West Center Road, Suite 17, Omaha, NE 68144).

 

18.     Hear applicant Shannon R. Reineke (aka: Shannon R. Baumgartner) for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein she was convicted in Hall County and sentenced on October 14, 2010 to a term of 9 months probation for the offense of Attempted Tampering with Witness, Informants, or Jurors.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Galen E. Stehlik, 724 West Koenig Street, Grand Island, NE 68802).

 

19.     Hear applicant Joe D. Brence for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on July 31, 2001 to a term of 1 year probation for the offense of Child Abuse and sentenced on October 5, 2004 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Attempt of a Class 3A or 4 Felony – Provide False Information on Handgun Permit Application.  (Legal Counsel:  Mr. Shane J. Placek, 340 East Military Avenue, Suite 1, Fremont, NE 68025).

 

20.     Hear applicant Vern E. Renter for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on June 15, 1960 to a term of one to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Uttering Forged Instrument – Bad Checks.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

21.     Hear applicant William L. Crews (aka: Selstar Heir-Leif, Selstar Heirleif, Tao Chian, and Sao Chian) for full pardon of felony convictions wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on July 17, 1985 to a term of 1 year at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Burglary and sentenced on September 26, 1985 to a term of one to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 1:  Attempted Assault, to a term of 6 to 8 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 2:  Use of Firearm to Commit a Felony, and to a term of 1 to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 3:  Possession of a Destructive Device.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

22.     Hear applicant Christopher E. Schmidt for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Washington County and sentenced on March 1, 2002 to a term of 12 to 15 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Deliver / Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance – Marijuana.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

23.     Hear applicant Staci Jo Huston for full pardon of felony convictions wherein she was convicted in Hall County and sentenced on February 22, 2001 to a term of 36 months probation for the offense of Aiding and Abetting – Theft by Deception and to a term of 36 months probation for the offense of Criminal Attempt – Aiding and Abetting Theft by Deception.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

24.     Hear applicant Michael Q. Pflager for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on July 23, 2008 to a term of 24 months probation for the offense of Criminal Attempt Unlawful Discharge of Firearms – Dwelling.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

25.     Consider setting for hearing the application of Bryan T. Riley for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on September 15, 2009 to a term of 5 years probation for the offense of Discharge Firearm at Dwelling, House, Building, or Motor Vehicle.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

26.     Hear applicant Sebastian N. Lewandowski (aka: Subby Lewandowski) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on August 25, 1993 to a term of 3 years probation for the offense of Aiding Consummation of a Felony – Burglary and sentenced on December 30, 1998 to a term of 6 months probation for the offense of Third Degree Assault.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

27.     Hear applicant Denise A. Howe (aka: Denise A. Hamtak, Denise A. Fikar, and Denise A. Nigro) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Saline County and sentenced on March 17, 1979 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Marijuana Possession Less Than 1 Oz. and sentenced on June 8, 1981 to a term of 5 years probation for the offense of Possession of Marijuana.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

28.     Consider setting for hearing the application of Melissa A. McCartney for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Adams County and sentenced on November 16, 2000 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Theft – Shoplifting $0-$200 and sentenced on November 5, 2001 to a term of 24 months probation for the offense of Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

29.     Hear applicant Colter R. Woutzke (aka: Colter Rain and Rain R. Woutzke) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Gage County and sentenced on June 25, 2002 to a term of 2 days at the county jail for the offense of Third Degree Assault and sentenced on April 23, 2003 to a term of 36 months probation for the offense of Attempted Theft.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

30.     Hear applicant Dale R. Wilcox, Jr. for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Hall County and sentenced on June 21, 1977 to a $225.00 fine for the offense of Issuing Bad Checks.  Convicted in Kearney County and sentenced on April 21, 1981 to a $76.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear in Court.  Convicted in Buffalo County and sentenced on July 16, 1990 to a term of 6 months at the county jail for the offense of Issuing Bad Check – Second Offense and to a term of 6 months at the county jail for the offense of First Degree Assault.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

31.     Hear applicant Pedro Cabrera Jr. for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on September 22, 2000 to a term of 1 to 2 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver and sentenced on September 26, 2000 to a term of 120 days at the county jail for the offense of Third Degree Assault.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

32.     Hear applicant Jeremie David Steinbach for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on August 21, 2001 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Flight to Avoid Arrest and sentenced on June 9, 2003 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Second Degree Assault.  Convicted in Cuming County and sentenced on May 25, 2005 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Minor Possess / Sell / Dispense / Consume Alcohol and to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Possess / Consume Open Alcohol Container.  Convicted in Merrick County and sentenced on May 14, 2008 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear or Comply with Citation.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

33      Hear applicant Jesse L. Harris for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on June 29, 1991 to a monetary fine for the offense of Fail to Appear.  Convicted in Madison County and sentenced on November 12, 1992 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Issuing a Bad Check; sentenced on March 14, 1994 to a $750.00 fine for the offense of Issuing Bad Check; and sentenced on May 26, 1995 to a term of one year at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine.  Convicted in Morrill County and sentenced on September 26, 2007 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).      

 

34.     Hear applicant Sheri L. Perales (aka: Sheri L. Garner) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on August 19, 2003 to a $75.00 fine for the offense of Sell Tobacco to Minor and sentenced on March 20, 2008 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $100.  Convicted in Hall County and sentenced on July 1, 2003 to a term of 18 months probation for the offense of Abuse of Vulnerable Adult.  Convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on October 10, 2007 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Theft - Shoplifting $0 - $200.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

35.     Consider setting for hearing the application of Thomas T. Shields for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on December 24, 1996 to a term of 6 months probation for the offense of Assault and Battery; sentenced on February 18, 1998 to a term of 1 to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine and to a term of 1 to 3 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance – Marijuana; sentenced on March 14, 2007 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Second Degree Criminal Trespass; and sentenced on September 20, 2010 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Liquor:  Open Container in Public Place.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

36.     Hear applicant Glenn E. Shriner III for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein he was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on August 6, 1999 to a term of 1 year probation for the offense of Assault.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

37.     Hear applicant Jeffrey D. Eichner for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Keith County and sentenced on December 9, 1993 to a term of 96 days at the county jail for the offense of Theft.  Convicted in Lincoln County and sentenced on February 21, 1997 to a term of 1 year probation for the offense of Third Degree Mutual Assault – Domestic and sentenced on October 15, 1997 to a term of 45 days at the county jail for the offense of Third Degree Domestic Assault.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

38.     Hear applicant Shavon L. Carr for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on September 3, 2002 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Sell Tobacco to Minor; sentenced on November 19, 2004 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Unauthorized Use of Financial Transaction Device; and sentenced on February 2, 2011 to a $125.00 fine for the offense of Theft by Shoplifting.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

39.     Hear applicant Abelardo M. Magana for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein he was convicted in Cheyenne County and sentenced on December 17, 2001 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Procuring Alcoholic Liquor for a Minor.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).      

 

40.     Hear applicant Shawnee S. Chaichi for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Hamilton County and sentenced on March 6, 2006 to a term of 6 months probation for the offense of Theft by Shoplifting and convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on August 26, 2008 to a $350.00 fine for the offense of Minor Possess / Sell / Dispense / Consume Alcohol.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

41.     Hear applicant Lacey L. Chudomelka for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein she was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on September 9, 2003 to a term of 45 days community service for the offense of Shoplifting.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

42.     Hear applicant Cheryl M. Siefken (aka: Cheryl M. Siefken – Schiable) for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on July 25, 2001 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Steal Money or Goods Less Than $300; sentenced on July 24, 2002 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Steal Money or Goods Less Than $300; sentenced on July 31, 2003 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Steal Money or Goods Less Than $300; sentenced on January 29, 2004 to a term of 9 months probation for the offense of Theft / Shoplifting $0 - $200; sentenced on March 5, 2004 to a term of 30 days at the county jail for the offense of Conceal Merchandise; and sentenced on January 17, 2007 to a term of 6 months probation for the offense of Steal Money or Goods Less Than $300.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

43.     Hear applicant Damien L. Cullen for full pardon of misdemeanor and infraction convictions wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on August 11, 2005 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Disorderly Conduct – Noise.  Convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on February 19, 2008 to a term of 6 months probation for the offense of Carry Concealed Weapon.  Convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on August 26, 2009 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Unlawful Entry without Park Permit.  (Legal Counsel:  None listed).

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

 

44.     Comments from the public.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

45.     Adjournment.

 

 

 

 

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