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Oregon man gets year in prison for Obama threat

Published On: Dec 13 2012 11:53:31 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 02:53:32 PM CST
PORTLAND, Ore. -

A Portland man who threatened President Obama in phone calls to the media was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to more than a year in prison.

Darryl Swanson apologized to the judge who also ordered three years of supervision after his release.

The Oregonian reports the 46-year-old has mental health problems.

Swanson called the paper and government offices last year saying the government owned him trillions of dollars. In a call to The Associated Press he said he might contact al-Quida and attack the White House.

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