Seward man convicted of threatening judges

Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Seward man has been convicted of three counts of threatening a federal judge.

Robert A. Long was found guilty Friday of threatening to assault U.S. District Court Judge James Singleton and Magistrate John Roberts in February.

Federal prosecutors said the threats arose during a civil case, brought by Long, challenging the suspension of his driving privileges in Alaska and California. The suspensions were the result of his failure to pay child support in California. Long made both verbal and written threats against the two judges, prosecutors said.

Long's sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 15. He faces a maximum sentence of three years for each of the three counts and a $250,000 fine.

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