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Glendon Swift pleads guilty to threatening Eric Cantor

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to making threats in profanity-laced voice mails left at U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office.

Eric Cantor (Photo courtesy Medilldc via Flickr)

Glendon Swift of Lenoir City entered the plea at a federal hearing Tuesday in Knoxville. Swift changed his plea to guilty in return for prosecutors recommending a 13-month sentence. Sentencing is set April 4.

Swift's attorney, federal public defender Jonathan Moffatt, declined comment.

An FBI affidavit shows the 64-year-old Swift left two messages at the Republican leader's suburban Richmond office on Oct. 27, threatening to "destroy" the congressman and making derogatory references to Cantor being Jewish.

The calls were traced to Swift's cell phone.

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