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Prosecutors Want 10 Months for Man Who Threatened Boston Globe Journalists

Robert Chain, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce

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    Man Arrested Made 14 Threatening Calls to Globe

    The man allegedly said in a phone call to the Boston Globe, "I'm going to shoot you in the [EXPLETIVE] head later today, at 4 o'clock. Goodbye." (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018)

    Federal prosecutors are recommending that the California man who threatened to kill employees of The Boston Globe be sentenced to 10 months in prison.

    In a Monday court filing, prosecutors also recommended that Robert Chain pay the Globe more than $16,000, the amount the newspaper spent on additional security expenses following his threats.

    The Los Angeles man was arrested in August 2018 after he made 14 calls threatening the lives of Globe staff because the newspaper called on media organizations to denounce President Trump's attacks on the press.

    In May, he pleaded guilty to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce.

    California Man Allegedly Threatened to Kill Globe Employees

    [NECN] Man Who Reportedly Made Threats to Kill Globe Employees Arrested

    Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, California was arrested by the FBI after reportedly making threats against Boston Globe employees.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018)

    Chain's attorney says his client "deeply regrets his inexcusable actions" and is recommending time served and three years of probation.

    Chain is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.