Man Sentenced for Threatening Governor LePage, Members of Congress

Updated 1 year ago

A Portland man is going to prison for nearly 6 years for threatening members of Congress, mailing a threatening note to Governor LePage, stalking, and possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Michael Thomas, 52, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Thomas was sentenced to 71 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty in June. According to court documents, Thomas threatened to kill U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, U.S. Representative Steve King, and Governor Paul LePage. Court documents state the letter to Governor LePage said, in part ” I did not vote for you and as far as I’m concerned you are not my governor. Now I’m ready to vote with a bullet. Yes. Thank God for our Second Amendment remedies. I’ve got you in my cross-hairs.”


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