Portland Man Accused of Threatening Gov. Paul LePage Pleads Guilty to Eight Charges
A Portland man accused of threatening Maine Gov. Paul LePage and members of Congress has pleaded guilty to eight charges.U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said Wednesday that 52-year-old Michael R. Thomas pleaded guilty in federal court to threatening members of Congress, mailing threatening communications, interstate stalking, and possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.Police identified Thomas through DNA from letters he sent to LePage. He was also charged with making death threats against Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Rep. Steve King of Iowa and mailing harassing and threatening letters to someone in Massachusetts.Thomas, who was arrested in March, faces up to 45 years in prison on the charges.