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W.Va. Inmate Charged with Threatening President


A West Virginia inmate faces federal charges of threatening President Barack Obama and his family.
Robert Dale Tasker is charged in an indictment with three counts of threatening Obama and one count of threatening the president’s family. The alleged threats were mailed in December and February.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the 43-year-old Tasker is an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington.
If convicted on the federal charges, Tasker faces up to five years in prison on each count.
A federal grand jury in Clarksburg issued the indictment last week.