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Tenn. man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Cantor

Tenn. man pleads guilty to leaving threatening voice mails at House majority leader's office By The Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ' A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threats in profanity-laced voice mails left at U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office.

Glendon Swift, 64, of Lenoir City pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening a family member of a federal official. In return, prosecutors said they would recommend a 13-month sentence. Swift could have faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 4. Swift's attorney, federal public defender Jonathan Moffatt, declined comment.



An FBI affidavit shows the 64-year-old Swift left two messages at the Republican leader's suburban Richmond office on Oct. 27, threatening to "destroy" the congressman, making derogatory references to Cantor being Jewish and making threats against family members. The calls were traced to Swift's cellphone.

In one of the calls, Swift said, "How about if I rape your daughter? How about that, if I come into your house and kill your wife?"

Swift admitted to the FBI that he made the calls to the six-term Republican, saying he "got drunk the other night and started cussing people out." He said he did not remember threatening the congressman's family, however.


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