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PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMUTES MORE SENTENCES

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Two people from northwest Iowa and one from Nebraska will serve shorter prison sentences after President Barack Obama granted them clemency.

Most of the 72 offenders in Friday’s announcement committed drug crimes considered nonviolent.

Martin Godbersen, of Sioux City, will serve about 12 years of his nearly 19-year sentence.

Michael Lee Roth, of Primghar, and Juan Carlos Munoz, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, will each serve 15 of their 20-year sentences.

Obama has granted 944 people clemency, more than the previous 11 presidents combined.