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White Supremacist sentenced for Obama plot

5 years ago April 15, 2010 Apr 15, 2010 Thursday, April 15 2010 Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:30:27 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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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