Rockford man among 214 commuted federal inmate sentences

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: President Barack Obama smiles at the crowd before speaking about the home mortgage crisis at Dobson High School on February 18, 2009 in Mesa, AZ.

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – A Rockford man convicted of drug-related charges is one of 214 federal inmates to have their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama.

The White House said Wednesday that a sentence for Michael Sandmeyer of Rockford was commuted to expire on Dec. 1.

Sandmeyer began serving 20 years in 2003 for methamphetamine distribution and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The White House says those receiving commutations were imprisoned under antiquated, overly harsh sentencing laws. Almost all were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses.

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