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Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for threatening to harm federal judge

Posted at 4:02 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 19:02:37-04

FRESNO, Calif. — 52-year-old Craig Shults was sentenced to six years in prison today for threatening to harm a federal judge.

According to the Department of Justice, Shults was convicted of this offense following a December 2018 jury trial.

According to court documents and evidence at trial, in 2016 at a federal prison in Taft, Shults, an inmate at the time, made threats to assault a federal judge with the intent to retaliate against the judge for presiding over a prior criminal case involving Shults.

Some of Shults's threats were captured on a recording device and presented at trial.