Man Accused of Obama Threat Pleads to Gun Charge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) One of three men arrested after allegedly making racist threats against Barack Obama before the Democratic National Convention has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in Denver Federal Court.

Nathan Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday in Denver federal court to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He faces up to 3 years, 1 month in prison at his March 20 sentencing. Johnson and two others were arrested in Aurora on Aug. 24, the day before the convention began. Authorities said they had methamphetamine, bulletproof vests and guns with them when arrested.

Witnesses said the three had discussed killing Obama because he’s black. But prosecutors determined they posed no credible threat and did not charge them with making threats.

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