White Supremacist sentenced for Obama plot

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Posted: Apr 15, 2010 8:30 PM by Michael Marsh
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: skinheads, white supremacist, attack, Obama

A white supremacist from Arkansas was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for conspiring to kill then-presidential candidate Barack Obama and dozens of other African-Americans. Paul Schlesselman of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas had pleaded guilty back in January and his sentence was imposed Thursday. Co-defendant Daniel Cowart of Bells, Tennessee also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Authorities say the two are skinheads who planned a cross-country robbing and killing-spree that was to end with an attack on Obama in 2008.

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