Illinois Man Among Those Pardoned by Bush

President Bush has commuted one prison sentence and granted 19 pardons, including one to a man from South Barrington, Ill.

[Bush Hands Out 19 Pardons, 1 Commutation]

James Won Hee Kang was convicted of trafficking in counterfeit goods and sentenced in 1985 to one year probation and a $5,000 fine.

Bush's latest batch of pardons include forgiveness for convictions ranging from gun and drug violations to bank and mail fraud. That brings his totals to 191 pardons and nine commutations.

That's fewer than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Reagan issued during their two terms.

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