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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Man sentenced for threatening Cantor

A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison in connection with threatening to kill House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family last year, according to prosecutors.

Norman LeBoon must then complete three years of supervised probation, which will include home detention, no Internet access, mental health treatment and drug testing.

LeBoon, 38, pleaded guilty in November in U.S. District Court to threatening Cantor and his family in a YouTube video posted online in March.

The affidavit and warrant.do not say why LeBoon threatened to harm Cantor, but in the video, he calls Cantor “pure evil.”

“Remember Eric . . . our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given,” he says in the profanity-laced video. Cantor is Jewish.
LeBoon continues, “You are a liar, you’re a pig . . . you’re an abomination. You receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”

Cantor’s office declined to comment. But last year his spokesman Brad Dayspring said the congressman was notified by authorities that a credible threat was made against his life, and that an arrest had been made.

Last year, Cantor made national headlines when he announced at a news conference in Washington that his Richmond campaign office had been fired at. Police later determined that the bullet that hit his office was a random shot.

By  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011

 
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