Tags: cantor | threat | varlan | jail

Tenn Man Sent to Jail for Threatening Cantor

Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 11:46 AM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Tennessee man who made threats against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and his family has been sentenced to 13 months in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan also ruled Tuesday that 63-year-old Glendon Llewellyn Swift of Lenoir City will have to serve three years of supervised release once his prison term ends, according to Richmond TV station WTVR.

Prosecutors said that Swift left two voice mail messages at the Glen Allen, Va. office of Cantor in October 2011. The caller, using many curse words, promised to destroy Cantor, rape his daughter, and kill his wife. A Cantor staffer retrieved the messages and contacted U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Swift's lawyer argued that at the time of the calls, Swift was drunk and mourning the death of his wife. Swift confessed to making the calls several days later when the FBI came to his house.

He pled guilty in December 2011 to a charge of threatening a family member of a federal official. That was part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Judge Varlan also ordered Swift to undergo alcohol abuse and mental health treatment.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Cuban Groups Protesting in Miami

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:36 AM

Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normal . . .

Prosecutors: Fraudster Used Funds to Freeze Wife

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 13:31 PM

Prosecutors say a financial fraudster used backers' money to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen before fleeing Ne . . .

JFK: Not Even Soviet Threat Can Stop Santa

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 12:25 PM

The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop S . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved