La. inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

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Posted: Jan 6, 2012 3:14 AM
Updated: Jan 6, 2012 3:14 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old inmate at the federal prison in Oakdale has pleaded guilty to making threats against President Barack Obama and his family.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Thursday that Carlton Norah entered the plea to one count of making a threat against the president before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi.

A sentencing date has not been set. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Norah was indicted in June 2010. Finley says Norah tried to mail a letter he had written that contained a threat to kill or harm the president. It was addressed to the president at the White House. Officials discovered the letter before it left in outgoing mail.

Norah admitted Thursday that he intended for the letter to be taken seriously.

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