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Federal inmate admits to threatening the President

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nathan Allen Danforth, a federal inmate at FCI Hazelton, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration, to be served consecutively to the sentence he’s currently serving, after admitting to threatening the President of the United States, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Danforth, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Threats Against the President.” Danforth admitted to mailing a letter containing threats to murder the President, cause the President pain, and to watch the President die a slow, painful death. 

Danforth faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service and Special Investigative Services – USP Hazelton investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 30, 2019

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