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Guilty plea planned in Palin lawyer harassment

Pennsylvania man to plead guilty to phone harassment involving Palin lawyer By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of making harassing phone calls in a case involving Sarah Palin's lawyers.

Shawn Christy filed notice Monday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage that he intends to plead guilty in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

The document filed by assistant federal defender Mary Geddes says Christy expects to plead guilty and be sentenced Dec. 1.

Federal prosecutors were not immediately reachable by phone late Monday.

Christy and his father, both of McAdoo, Pa., face accusations of placing harassing interstate phone calls to the former Alaska governor's lawyers in early August. Palin has been granted state restraining orders against them.

Both men pleaded not guilty in the case in September.

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