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Man who threatened Obama sentenced to 15 months in prison

By his own admission, Jared Marc Brown is a different person when he’s off his medication.

The Lockport man who threatened President Obama was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to 15 months in prison.

Brown’s history of mental illness - he’s currently being treated for a bipolar condition - became a focal point of the case after his arrest last year.

He eventually pleaded guilty to knowingly making a threat to kill the president and, as part of a plea deal, admitted calling the Lockport Police and theatening Obama.

During his last appearance in court, Brown, when questioned by Vilardo, said he did not have a plan to kill the president and did not own a gun.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Brown could have faced more time in prison but lawyers on both sides agreed on a 15-month sentence.


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