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Las Cruces man pleads guilty to threatening Obama

Created: 03/20/2014 3:55 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making threats against President Barack Obama and is facing up to five years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Tracy York White, of Las Cruces, entered into a plea agreement Thursday in a Las Cruces court.

White remains in federal custody pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

He was arrested last October, days after making the threats.

A criminal complaint alleged that White threatened Obama during an Oct. 24 telephone conversation with an employee of the Social Security Administration in Ohio.

White allegedly threatened to get a firearm, go to the White House and shoot the president.

In his plea agreement, White stated that he made the threats in frustration and knew what he was doing was wrong.

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