Convicted felon pleads guilty to threatening officials

January 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A convicted felon has pleaded guilty to mailing a threat to a federal official in North Carolina.

The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 41-year-old George Victor Stokes pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

According to an indictment, Stokes mailed a letter threatening to kill a U.S. District Court Judge, the former U.S. Attorney for the North Carolina’s Western District and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District.

As a part of his guilty plea, Stokes admitted he sent the death threat as retaliation for the victims’ roles in the prosecution and sentencing of Stokes in a previous federal case.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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