Sunday, August 2, 2015

PA man pleads guilty to threatening President Obama

A northeast Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Obama

PA man pleads guilty to threatening President Obama


A northeast Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Obama.

Nicholas Savino, 42, of Clarks Summit, admitted in federal court Monday that he sent a threat in August 2013 that read, "“President Obama the Anti-Christ. As a result of breaking the constitution you will stand down or be shot dead.”

Savino was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2013, following an investigation by the U.S. Service and Clarks Summit Police.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Savino will forfeit three firearms and approximately 11,000 rounds of ammunition seized by agents from his apartment and vehicle during the investigation.

U.S. District Judge for the Middle District James Munley scheduled sentencing for June 11.

Savino remains in prison pending sentencing. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.




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