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Ex-Milwaukee man convicted of threatening Ill. judge

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 50-year-old former Milwaukee man has been convicted of threatening to kidnap and murder a federal judge.

John Miller was accused of threatening Judge Philip Reinhard of the Northern District of Illinois on Feb. 16.

Miller pleaded guilty to two charges of allegedly making threats to judges in Milwaukee and Green Bay and Reinhard sentenced Miller to 40 months in prison.

He was charged in 2008 with threatening his bankruptcy judge in Milwaukee for not liking the way his case was handled and threatening to bomb a Milwaukee federal building. The case was moved to Green Bay, where Miller allegedly threatened that judge. That’s when Reinhard got the case.

A federal jury convicted Miller on Wednesday in Madison.

Miller could face up to 10 years at his Sept. 7 sentencing.

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