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ETX man pleads guilty to making threats against President.

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(Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice) (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

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.

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