Judge sentences Dallas man who threatened Obama

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Posted: Nov 01, 2010 7:07 PM
Judge sentences Dallas man who threatened Obama

A judge has sentenced a Dallas man to more than two years in federal prison for threatening President Barack Obama.

A statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Dallas on Monday says Brian Dean Miller got a 27-month sentence without parole.

He could have received a prison sentence of up to five years in federal prison for pleading guilty to posting a threat to kill the president on the Craigslist website in March 2010. He posted the message "Obama must die" the night Congress passed a health care overhaul bill.

The posting said Miller was following through on a vow to become a terrorist if the bill passed. Authorities were able to track Miller through his e-mail address.