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Drug Dealer Whose Sentence Was Commuted by Obama Back in Prison

Drug Dealer Whose Sentence Was Commuted by Obama Back in Prison

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By    |   Monday, 06 February 2017 06:46 PM

A drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama is back behind bars on drug charges, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Robert M. Gil, 68, was caught with more than two pounds of cocaine last Thursday following a high-speed chase in Texas. He allegedly crashed his car into another driver and undercover police cars while fleeing from a drug deal, reports the Express-News.

Gil was one of 1,385 federal inmates whose sentences were commuted by Obama – he was released in 2015 and lived in a halfway house before settling into a place of his own. He now faces anywhere from five to 40 years in prison after being charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

In 2015, Obama wrote that Gil’s application was granted “because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. … Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity.”

In prison, Gil earned a legal education. He was employed as a paralegal for a local criminal defense law firm, LaHood & Calfas, before his arrest. He was originally imprisoned for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin in 1992.

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A drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama is back behind bars on drug charges, the San Antonio Express-News reports.Robert M. Gil, 68, was caught with more than two pounds of cocaine last Thursday following a high-speed chase in Texas.
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