Portland man gets year in prison for Obama threat

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PORTLAND — A Portland man who threatened President Obama in phone calls to the media was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to more than a year in prison.

Darryl Swanson apologized to the judge, who also ordered three years of supervision after his release.

The Oregonian reports the 46-year-old has mental health problems.

Swanson called the paper and government offices last year saying the government owed him trillions of dollars. In a call to The Associated Press, he said he might contact al-Quida and attack the White House.