Proclamation 8159

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Proclamation 8159 by George W. Bush
Grant of Executive Clemency
Delivered on 2 July 2007. 72 FR 37095 The President also issued a statement accompanying this grant.
After the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to allow Libby to defer his report to prison for his conviction while pursuing his direct appeal, George W. Bush commuted his sentence from a $250,000 fine and 30 months in prison to just the fine.
By the President of the United States of America

Whereas Lewis Libby was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case United States v. Libby, Crim. No. 05-394 (RBW), for which a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment, 2 years' supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $400 was imposed on June 22, 2007;

Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, pursuant to my powers under Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, do hereby commute the prison terms imposed by the sentence upon the said Lewis Libby to expire immediately, leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release, with all its conditions, and all other components of the sentence.

In Witness Thereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

George W. Bush 

[FR Doc. 07–3328 Filed 7–5–07; 11:34 am]
Billing code 3195–01–P

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