Man sentenced for 'violent social media posts' about Obama
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An Oregon man who pleaded guilty to writing threats online to kill former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA Aren't delirious Democrats now accusing Team Obama of treason? Trump won't say if he'd endorse Pence in 2024 MORE was sentenced on Friday to serve in federal prison, Oregon Live reported.

"Threats of violence directed at public officials and law enforcement are a serious matter,'' the U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy J. Williams, said, according to the Oregonian. "Violent social media posts are every bit as serious as those made in other venues.'' 

Sixty-two year old John Martin Roos was sentenced to five years and three months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane.


Roos admitted to making online threats against Obama, the former first lady, and the Obama daughters. Prosecutors said Roos also threatened to shoot FBI agents.

The FBI arrested Roos in 2016 after investigating him regarding threatening social media posts. An FBI agent discovered a loaded gun upon arresting Roos, who also had weapons, pipe bombs, and ammunition storied in his apartment.