LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a Texas man who threatened President Donald Trump from a Louisiana prison to just over three years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say 24-year-old Buddy Keith Myers of Gibbs, Texas, was sentenced Monday for threatening the president. He’d faced a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Myers pleaded guilty Aug. 28.
A statement filed with his plea says he told law enforcement the threats were serious. It says he wrote letters in February and March of 2018, threatening Trump with death or injury. It says Myers drafted most on inmate request forms which he turned over to officials at Allen Correctional Center and mailed at least one to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
Prosecutors didn’t say why he’d been sent to state prison.
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