An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to making threats against President Obama, according to the U.S. Attorney.
U.S. Attorney John Bales said that 26-year-old Joseph Scott Sword of Cooper, TX plead guilty to making threats against the President on Wednesday after being indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18.
According to information presented in court, Sword wrote a letter threatening the President and First Family while in jail in Jefferson County. In the letter, Sword stated that he was a member of a violent street gang called Black P Stone and that he had men on the street watching President Obama and his family.
Sword faces up to five years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:14:44 GMT
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