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agenda Home History FAQ Pardon Application Reprieve of 15 Year License Suspension Commutation of Sentence BOARD OF PARDONS MEETING, FEBRUARY 4, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF PARDONS MEETING

 

MONDAY

JANUARY 11, 2016

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 November 23, 2015.

 

1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter permissible.

 

HEARINGS FOR REPRIEVE OF 15 YEAR DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSIONS:

 

4. Hear applicant Chad J. Luse for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Dakota County and sentenced on February 12, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for Fourth Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Craig H. Lane, 702 Frances Building, 505 Fifth Street, Sioux City, IA 51101). License Reprieve Granted.

 

5. Hear applicant Jason S. Larson for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on November 18, 2004 to a 15-year license revocation for the offense of Third Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Craig Lane, 505 5th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101). License Reprieve Granted.

 

6. Hear applicant Gregory A. Eloge for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on July 18, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Jeremy Parsley, 650 J Street, Suite 405, Lincoln, NE, 68508). License Reprieve Granted.

 

7. Hear applicant Anden M. Bruns for a reprieve from the two 15-year license suspensions he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on July 9, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI and to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Bradley Sipp, 5533 South 27th Street, Suite 203, Lincoln, NE 68512). License Reprieve Granted.

 

8. Hear applicant Daniel A. Haley for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on November 29, 2006 to a 15-year license revocation for Fourth Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

License Reprieve Granted.

 

9. Hear applicant Derek J. Schwichtenberg for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on July 30, 2007 to a 15-year license revocation for Motor Vehicle Homicide / Second Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: None listed). License Reprieve Denied

 

10. Hear applicant Kevin J. Von Seggern for a reprieve from the 15-year license suspension he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on February 29, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for DUI - .15+. (Legal Counsel: None listed). License Reprieve Denied

 

11. Hear applicant Joseph S. Churchich for a reprieve from the two 15-year license suspensions he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Cass County and sentenced on June 15, 2006 to a 15-year license revocation for Third Offense DWI and convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on September 11, 2008 to a 15-year license revocation for Refuse to Submit to Test with Two Prior Convictions. (Legal Counsel: None listed). License Reprieve Granted.

 

HEARINGS FOR COMMUTATION OF LIFETIME DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION:

 

12. Hear applicant Robert L. Adams for a commutation from the two lifetime license suspensions he is currently serving wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on December 14, 1984 to a Lifetime License Revocation for Third Offense DWI and sentenced on October 8, 1985 to a Lifetime License Revocation for Third Offense DWI. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Commutation Granted. 99-Year (Lifetime) License Suspension Commuted to a 15-Year License Suspension. Effective September 3, 2012 to September 3, 2027. Applicant may apply for ignition interlock device in September 2019.

 

2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter permissible.

 

FULL PARDON HEARINGS:

 

13. Hear applicant Todd R. Vosberg for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on February 6, 2003 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Attempted Criminal Conspiracy. (Legal Counsel: Mr. J. William Gallup, 1001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

14. Hear applicant Michele D. Winchell (aka: Michele D. Barnett) for full pardon of felony convictions wherein she was convicted in Madison County and sentenced on December 14, 1990 to a term of five years probation for the offense Second Degree Forgery and to a term of five years probation for the offense of Second Degree Probation. (Legal Counsel: Ms. Renee L. Mithias, 1001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights

 

15. Hear applicant Jonathan A. McGill for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on July 10, 1998 to a term of three years probation for the offense of Robbery. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Greg Abboud, 6530 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68127).

Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

16. Hear applicant Douglas A. Litz for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on March 28, 1988 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. (Legal Counsel: Ms. Susan L. Kirchmann, 3901 Faulkner Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

17. Hear applicant Elijah K. Kracht for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Gage County and sentenced on July 30, 1998 to a term of 9 months probation for the offense of Criminal Mischief $100 or Less; sentenced on February 23, 1999 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Minor Possess / Sell / Dispense / Consume Alcohol; sentenced on March 26, 1999 to a term of 3 to 4 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 2: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver; sentenced on October 26, 2001 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Minor Possess Sell / Dispense / Consume Alcohol; sentenced on May 27, 2003 to a $75.00 fine for the offense of Hunt / Fish / Fur-Harvest without Permit; sentenced on February 21, 2006 to a $500.00 fine for the offense of Assault; and sentenced on May 18, 2010 to a $75.00 fine for the offense of Disorderly Conduct. Convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on March 4, 2003 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Urinating in Public, to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear in Court, and to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear in Court. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

18. Hear applicant Rodney J. Wright for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Lincoln County and sentenced on August 20, 1997 to a $75.00 fine for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking $0 - $200; sentenced on March 28, 2005 to a $300.00 fine for the offense of Attempt of a Class 1 Felony Procure / Sell Alcohol to Minor / Incompetent; and sentenced on April 10, 2009 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Disturbing the Peace. Convicted in Hamilton County and sentenced on October 9, 2000 to a term of six months at the county jail for the offense of Count 1: Attempted Assault in the First Degree and to a term of four months at the county jail for the offense of Count 3: Third Degree Assault; and sentenced on October 31, 2000 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Issue Bad Check Less Than $100. (Legal Counsel: Ms. Susan L. Kirchmann, 3901 Faulkner Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

19. Hear applicant Chad C. Fitch for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Hall County and sentenced on March 15, 1995 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Assault Mutual Fight; sentenced on November 16, 1995 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Third Degree Assault; and sentenced on April 1, 2003 to a term of three to five years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Motor Vehicle Homicide. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Steven M. Delaney, 9826 Giles Road, Suite B, La Vista, NE 68128). Denied a Pardon.

 

20. Hear applicant Glen W. Sprague for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Holt County and sentenced on May 5, 1982 to a term of three years probation for the offense of Theft. Convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on August 25, 1997 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Assault, Strike, or Cause Bodily Injury and sentenced on November 3, 2000 to a $400.00 fine for the offense of Assault, Strike, or Cause Bodily Injury. Convicted in Hall County and sentenced on March 22, 2001 to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Obstruct a Peace Officer and to a $250.00 fine for the offense of Resisting Arrest. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Stanton N. Beeder, 233 South 13th Street, 1900 US Bank Building, Lincoln, NE 68508).

Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

21. Hear applicant George A. Houston for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Dodge County and sentenced on October 20, 1999 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Child Abuse and convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on June 13, 2001 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Theft by Shoplifting. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Timothy P. Sullivan, 5000 Central Park Drive, Suite 204, Lincoln, NE 68504). Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

22. Hear applicant John B. Meadows for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on June 5, 2008 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Third Degree Domestic Assault. (Legal Counsel: Mr. Joseph Kuehl, 3000 South 19th Street, Suite 304, Omaha, NE 68102). Denied a Pardon.

 

23. Hear applicant Anita R. Hernandez for full pardon of felony conviction wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on April 23, 2003 to a term of 24 months probation for the offense of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

24. Hear applicant Brain L. Coan for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Dakota County and sentenced on August 25, 1986 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Criminal Attempt to Aid and Abet Controlled Substance / Marijuana. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

25. Hear applicant John E. Keearns Jr. for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on December 22, 1983 to a term of three years probation for the offense of Theft by Receiving More Than $300. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

26. Hear applicant Casey L. Schwinger for full pardon of felony conviction wherein he was convicted in Polk County and sentenced on December 1, 2004 to a term of 48 months probation for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Denied a Pardon.

 

27. Hear applicant Justin A. Jacobsen for full pardon of felony convictions wherein he was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on October 10, 2001 to a term of 5 years probation for the offense of Count 1: Aid and Abet Robbery and to a term of 18 to 36 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Count 2: Aid and Abet Second Degree Assault. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

28. Hear applicant Steven M. Godinez for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Scotts Bluff County and sentenced on November 4, 1975 to a term of 18 months probation for the offense of Burglary; and sentenced on April 13, 1979 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Hindering a Police Officer and to a $10.00 fine for the offense of Disturbing the Peace. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

29. Hear applicant Carla J. Childs for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Scotts Bluff County and sentenced on December 22, 1978 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Shoplifting; sentenced on May 30, 1979 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Count 1: Forgery and to a term of two years probation for the offense of Count 2: Forgery; and sentenced on January 11, 1984 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Shoplifting. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

30. Hear applicant Jamie S. Rasmussen (aka: Jamie S. Schulz and Jamie S. Cradick) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in York County and sentenced on March 18, 1998 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Count 1: Issue Bad Check and to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Count 2: Issue Bad Check; and sentenced on July 8, 1998 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Issue Bad Check. Convicted in Fillmore County and sentenced on December 4, 2001 to a term of five years probation for the offense of Attempted Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

31. Hear applicant Jannelle J. Davey for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on October 27, 1989 to a $125.00 fine for the offense of Steal Money or Goods Less Than $300 and to a $25.00 fine for the offense Fail to Appear on Citation. Convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on September 22, 1994 to a term of 18 months probation for the offense of Second Degree Forgery and sentenced on July 12, 1996 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Theft Receive Stolen Property $201 to $499. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

32. Hear applicant Bradley D. Gestwite for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Custer County and sentenced on December 4, 1986 to a term of two years probation for the offense of Theft by Retaining Stolen Property; sentenced on September 14, 1992 to a term of three months at the county jail for the offense of Theft; and sentenced on April 20, 2015 to a $500.00 fine for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Pardon Granted with Gun Rights on the 1986 Felony Conviction and the 1992 Misdemeanor Conviction. Denied a Pardon on the 2015 Misdemeanor Conviction.

 

33. Hear applicant Marvin S. Yrkoski for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Merrick County and sentenced on March 6, 1995 to a term of 20-24 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child; to a term of 20-24 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child; to a term of one year at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Third Degree Sexual Assault of an Incompetent; and to a term of one year at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Assault Third Degree. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Denied a Pardon.

 

34. Hear applicant Maudie C. Simpson (aka: Maudie C. Morris) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on September 14, 1982 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Possess Marijuana 1 oz. or Less; sentenced on July 4, 1984 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Disorderly Conduct; sentenced on January 13, 1987 to a term of six months at the county jail for the offense of Second Degree Forgery; sentenced on August 28, 1987 to a term of three days at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution Second Offense; sentenced on May 5, 1992 to a term of six days at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on July 1, 1993 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of False Information; sentenced on July 17, 1994 to a $10.00 fine for the offense of Contribute to Delinquency of Child Under 18; sentenced on March 6, 2000 to a term of 90 days at the county jail for the offense of Disorderly Conduct; sentenced on December 6, 2000 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of False Information; sentenced on January 11, 2006 to a term of 12 months probation for the offense of Prostitution Third Offense; and sentenced on November 2, 2009 to a $500.00 fine for the offense of Third Degree Assault. Convicted in Sarpy County and sentenced on July 16, 1999 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Third Degree Assault. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted on the 1982 through the 2006 convictions. No Pardon Granted on the 2009 conviction (CR09-150 / Assault). No Gun Rights have been restored.

 

35. Hear applicant Cynthia G. Mertz (aka: Cynthia G. Morris, Cynthia G. Zuber, Cynthia G. Lemus, and Teresa Waters) for full pardon of felony and misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on June 23, 1977 to a monetary fine for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on June 13, 1979 to a term at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on June 14, 1979 to a term at the county jail for the offense of Assault and Battery; sentenced on July 2, 1981 to a term at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on January 6, 1982 to a term at the county jail for the offense of Disorderly Conduct and to a term at the county jail for the offense of Resisting Arrest; sentenced on June 7, 1982 to a term of six months license suspension for the offense of Driving Under the Influence First Offense; sentenced on April 12, 1985 to a term of 60 days at the county jail for the offense of Second Degree Forgery; sentenced on January 2, 1986 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of False Information; sentenced on April 10, 1986 to a term of one year license suspension for the offense of Driving Under Suspension; sentenced on May 2, 1986 to a term of 30 days at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on March 24, 1987 to a term of ten days at the county jail for the offense of False Information and to a term of two years license suspension for the offense of Driving Under Suspension; sentenced on July 11, 1990 to a term of four months at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution Third Offense; sentenced on July 29, 1991 to a term of two days at the county jail for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking; sentenced on September 9, 1992 to a term of ten days at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution and to a term of ten days at the county jail for the offense of Carry Concealed Weapon Gun; sentenced on September 10, 1992 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Disorderly Conduct; sentenced on November 12, 1992 to a term of two days at the county jail for the offense of Carry Concealed Weapon Gun; sentenced on December 9, 1992 to a term of 60 days at the county jail for the offense of Prostitution Fourth Offense; sentenced on December 2, 1993 to a term of 3 to 5 years at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance Cocaine; sentenced on August 2, 1995 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Prostitution; sentenced on December 2, 1996 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Possess Firearm by Felon; sentenced on June 5, 1998 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of False Information; sentenced on August 26, 1998 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear; sentenced on March 31, 1999 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Littering First Offense; sentenced on March 9, 2000 to a term of one day at the county jail for the offense of Fail to Appear; sentenced on May 18, 2000 to a term of one year license suspension for the offense of Driving Under Suspension; sentenced on May 28, 2000 to a term of one day at the county jail for the offense of Lew Conduct Solicitation; sentenced on June 29, 2000 to a term of one day at the county jail for the offense Fail to Appear; sentenced on August 23, 2000 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Possess or Use Drug Paraphernalia and to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear; sentenced on August 29, 2000 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Possess or Use Drug Paraphernalia and to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Fail to Appear; sentenced on September 22, 2000 to a $50.00 fine for the offense of Possess or Use Drug Paraphernalia; sentenced on October 30, 2000 to a $10.00 fine for the offense of Possess or Use Drug Paraphernalia, to a term of two days at the county jail for the offense of Fail to Appear, to a $10.00 fine for the offense of Possess or Use Drug Paraphernalia, and to a term of two days at the county jail for the offense of Fail to Appear; and sentenced on November 15, 2000 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Prostitution Fourth Offense and to a term of 18 months probation for the offense of Prostitution Fourth Offense. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

36. Hear applicant Marcell D. Captain for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Buffalo County and sentenced on January 27, 1998 to a $150.00 fine for the offense of Disorderly Conduct; sentenced on September 21, 1998 to a term of one year probation for the offense of Attempt of a Class 2 Misdemeanor Theft; sentenced on August 28, 2008 to a term of one year probation for the offense of DUI First Offense; and sentenced on February 1, 2009 to a term of 34 days at the county jail for the offense of Obstruct a Peace Officer. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

37. Hear applicant Juan R. Carrillo for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein he was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on December 2, 2003 to a term of one day at the county jail for the offense of Count 3: Fail to Appear or Comply with Citation and to a term of one day at the county jail for the offense of Count 4: Fail to Appear or Comply with Citation; sentenced on June 3, 2003 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Possess Marijuana 1 oz. or Less; sentenced on April 20, 2006 to a $75.00 fine for the offense of Count 4: Fail to Appear or Comply with Citation; sentenced on March 20, 2007 to a $100.00 fine for the offense of Possess Marijuana 1 oz. or Less; and sentenced on December 10, 2009 to a term of 18 months probation for the offense of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

38. Hear applicant Holly C. Heinen (aka: Holly C. Meister) for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Hall County and sentenced on August 25, 1997 to a $25.00 fine for the offense of Tobacco Use by Minor; sentenced on February 15, 2006 to a term of six months probation for the offense of Third Degree Domestic Assault; sentenced on July 7, 2008 to a $200.00 fine for the offense of Shoplifting. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted.

 

39. Hear applicant Cyarra D. Jenkins for full pardon of misdemeanor conviction wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on October 19, 2011 to a term of 20 months probation for the offense of Third Degree Domestic Assault. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted with Gun Rights.

 

40. Hear applicant Jennifer D. Pieper (aka: Jennifer D. Stumbo and Jennifer D. Musiel) for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on June 25, 2002 to a term of 12 months probation for the offense of Assault, Strike, or Cause Bodily Injury and to a term of 12 months probation for the offense of Violate Protection Order. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted. No Gun Rights.

 

41. Hear applicant Kimberly A. Osterhaus (aka: Kimberly A. Taylor) for full pardon of misdemeanor convictions wherein she was convicted in Douglas County and sentenced on December 22, 1999 to a term of 180 days probation for the offense of Count 4: Willful Reckless Driving First Offense. (Legal Counsel: None listed). Pardon Granted.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR RESTORATION OF RIGHT TO POSSESS FIREARMS:

 

42. Hear applicant Enebiene P. Ijoma for restoration of right to possess firearms wherein he was convicted in Lancaster County and sentenced on May 13, 1986 to a term of one year at the county jail for the offense of Second Offense Insufficient Funds Check and sentenced on November 3, 1993 to a term of 16 months at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for the offense of Attempted False Affidavit in Obtaining License. He was granted a Full Pardon on the stated convictions on March 8, 2004 without the reinstatement of gun rights. (Legal Counsel: None listed).

Granted Restoration of Gun Rights.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

 

43. Comments from the public.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

44. Adjournment.

 

 

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