Man Admits Online Threat Against President

May 17, 2013

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to threatening President Obama on Twitter and now faces up to five years in prison.

The U.S. Secret Service filed a complaint in federal court in Columbus regarding threatening tweets by Daniel Temple in March. The U.S. Attorney's office says Temple admitted to posting the messages because of frustration with the current political climate. In addition to prison time, Temple could also be fined $250,000.