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13 months for TN man who threatened congressman

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April 10, 2012 03:49 PM EST | AP


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An East Tennessee man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for threatening House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and his family.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced 63-year-old Glendon Llewellyn Swift of Lenoir City on Tuesday.

The FBI said in an affidavit that Swift left two messages at the Republican congressman's suburban Richmond, Va., office the evening of Oct. 27, 2011, threatening to "destroy" Cantor, rape his daughter and kill his wife.

When the FBI came to Swift's home days later, he admitted making the calls.

Varlan ordered Swift to undergo alcohol abuse and mental health treatment.