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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — An inmate at a Southeast Texas prison must serve a federal term of nearly four years for writing a letter threatening President Barack Obama and his family.

A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 26-year-old Joseph Scott Sword of Cooper.

Sword in December pleaded guilty to making a threat against the president. He’s in the Stiles Unit in Beaumont serving eight years for burglary in Hopkins County and more than six years for robbery in Hunt County.

Investigators say Sword last May wrote a letter from prison saying he’s a gang member and that the Obamas were being watched by fellow members on the street.

Sword must complete the rest of his state prison sentences before starting his federal term of 46 months.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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