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Oct 30, 2012 12:05 PM

Ohio Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Threatening To Kill Steve Beshear

An Ohio man who previously admitted he threatened to kill Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear received a 21 month federal prison sentence Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced 45-year-old Thomas Hargreaves for transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce. Hargreaves emailed Governor Steve Beshear's Office in August 2011 and threatened to kill the Governor, according to court documents.

In June 2011, Hargreaves demanded in an email that the Governor restore his Kentucky Commercial Driver's License (CDL). In a response, the Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet noted, among other things, that because Hargreaves was an Ohio resident he was not eligible for a CDL in Kentucky. Less than a month later, Hargreaves emailed the death threat.

Hargreaves must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

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