Man Who Threatened Obama Sentenced to Probation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Texas man who pleaded guilty to threatening President Barack Obama and the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis was sentenced to four years of probation and home
detention Friday.

U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello in Denver sentenced
21-year-old Timothy Ryan Gutierrez to serve the first 10 months of
his probation under house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay
nearly $1,500 to Mall of America security.

The Andrews, Texas, man pleaded guilty May 4 to a charge of
making threats by e-mai and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.

In January, he sent two e-mails to the FBI, threatening Obama
before his inauguration and saying he had planted explosives
outside the mall.

He claimed the e-mails were pranks.

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