U.S. Secret Service

Charges Dropped Against Connecticut Man In Obama Threat Case

A federal judge has dismissed all charges against a former University of Connecticut student who authorities say threatened to kill former President Barack Obama and his family.

Court records show Joshua Klimas successfully completed a diversionary program that included mental health treatment and computer-use monitoring.

The U.S. Secret Service said Klimas sent an email in 2013 threatening to kill Obama and his family. The email accused Obama of treason, tyranny, war mongering and bankrupting the country.

Klimas said in court Wednesday that he doesn't remember writing the email, and that at the time he was having blackouts and other side-effects from medication...

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