Man pleads guilty in assassination threat case

MIAMI (AP) - A Maine man arrested in Miami for allegedly threatening former President George W. Bush and then-candidate Barack Obama has pleaded guilty on lesser weapons possession charges.

U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold will sentence Raymond Geisel on July 7. Prosecutors on Friday recommended he be sentenced to ten
months in jail, but Geisel could face up to ten years on each count
of possession of ammunition and firearms by someone who had been
committed to a mental institution.

Geisel was institutionalized in Maine in 2003.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutor Ben Greenberg agreed to drop the charges that Geisel threatened assassination against Bush and Obama.

Geisel was first arrested in August.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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