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A Mascoutah man says he’s guilty of threatening a St. Clair County judge. Richard Swing delivered a letter to the judge’s home on July 24th, threating to expose the judge to ridicule, hatred, and contempt if he didn’t misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years confidential discharge. He was originally charged with felony intimidation but a plea deal at the judge’s request helped reduce the charge. Swing was also ordered to get mental health treatment. He is prohibited from making contact with the judge or the judge’s family and must stay at least 500 feet away from the judge’s home.

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