Nebraska Inmate Sentenced for Threats Against the President
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Loren James Hamlin, 21, formerly of McCook, Nebraska., was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 2 years in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for making threats against the President of the United States. At the time the threats were made, Loren Hamlin was an inmate at the Nebraska Penal & Correctional Complex, with approximately two years left to serve on a prison sentence for burglary.
In September of 2011, Hamlin deposited a letter in the prison’s mail system, addressed to the “White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C.” Prison officials turned the letter over to the United States Secret Service. The letter was addressed to the President of the United States and stated that when Hamlin was released from prison, he would find the President and kill him. When interviewed by the Secret Service, Hamlin admitted to writing the letter. He further told the agents that the letter expressed what he was feeling when he wrote it, but said it was hard to know how he would feel when he is released in a couple of years. Judge Kopf ruled that the sentence imposed today will run consecutively to Hamlin’s state sentence.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.