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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to threat against Obama

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
 

SCRANTON — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to posting an online threat to kill the president.

Nicholas Savino pleaded guilty Monday to posting a threat on the White House website last August that said, “President Obama the Anti-Christ. As a result of breaking the constitution you will stand down or be shot dead.”

The 42-year-old Clarks Summit man will be sentenced June 11. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Under a plea agreement, Savino will forfeit three guns and about 11,000 rounds of ammunition that agents found in his apartment and car.

 

 
 


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