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Nevada Man Guilty Of Threatening To Kill US Judge In Reno

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 48-year-old Nevada man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening a federal judge in Reno.

Prosecutors said Monday David Paule of Indian Springs admitted that while he was in state prison in Lovelock in 2017 he threatened the judge who was handling a civil lawsuit he had filed.

Court records show he sent three letters to Judge Miranda Du threatening to kill her and members of her family if she refused to comply with his demands to reinstate the lawsuit following an out-of-court settlement.

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The criminal case was prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office in California because of the potential for a conflict of interest in Nevada.

Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson is scheduled to sentence Paule on June 24, when he'll face up to a $250,000 fine in addition to prison time.