Pa. man pleads guilty to threat against Obama

President Barack Obama points to teams in the crowd as he speaks to members of  2012-2013 NCAA Division I Mens and Womens championship teams from several sports on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Show caption
President Barack Obama points to teams in the crowd as he speaks to members of 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Mens and Womens championship teams from several sports on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to posting an online threat to kill the president.

Nicholas Savino pleaded guilty Monday to posting a threat on the White House website last August that said, “President Obama the Anti-Christ. As a result of breaking the constitution you will stand down or be shot dead.”

The 42-year-old Clarks Summit man will be sentenced June 11. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Under a plea agreement, Savino will forfeit three guns and about 11,000 rounds of ammunition that agents found in his apartment and car. Savino was arrested about a week after posting the threat, just before Obama visited nearby Scranton.