(AP) - A Portland man who sent threats to Maine Gov. Paul LePage and two members of Congress has apologized before being sentenced to nearly six years to federal prison.
Michael Thomas, who pleaded guilty in June, told a judge on Wednesday that he's getting treatment for mental illness and that he's sorry for his actions.
The 52-year-old Thomas pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Rep. Steve King of Iowa and writing a threatening letter to LePage. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and interstate stalking.
In his letter to LePage, Thomas wrote that he was thankful for the right to bear arms and said "I've got you in my crosshairs."