Inmate Charged With Threatening President, First Family

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with their daughters Malia (2nd left) and Sasha (right). (credit: Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with their daughters Malia (2nd left) and Sasha (right). (credit: Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate faces federal charges of threatening President Barack Obama and his family.

Robert Dale Tasker is charged in an indictment with three counts of threatening Obama and one count of threatening the president’s family. The alleged threats were mailed in December and February.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the 43-year-old Tasker is an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington.

If convicted on the federal charges, Tasker faces up to five years in prison on each count.

A federal grand jury in Clarksburg issued the indictment last week.

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