La. inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

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Posted: Jan 05, 2012 9:30 PM
La. inmate pleads guilty to threatening president

A 25-year-old inmate at a federal prison in Louisiana has entered a guilty plea to making threats against President Barack Obama and his family.

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

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