A Massachusetts man authorities say threatened to assassinate President Obama, bomb police stations and burn down a mosque has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of ammunition.
Joseph Gargiulo, of Holliston, was arrested last August when an FBI raid of his home turned up assault rifle parts, ammunition, incendiary materials, and handwritten notes threatening violence against Muslims. Gargiulo was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because his wife had been granted a restraining order against him.
Friends and family members told investigators about the alleged threats, but Gargiulo was not criminally charged with making threats. His lawyer at the time denied that his client had made threats.
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Gargiulo faces 10 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 12.
He told a judge when pleading guilty Wednesday that he is "more clear-headed now."