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Sentencing due in Palin lawyer harassment case

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Two Pennsylvania men convicted of harassing Sarah Palin’s Alaska lawyers are scheduled to be sentenced in Alaska.

Twenty-year-old Shawn Christy and his father, Craig Christy, are due Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage for the sentencing.

Shawn Christy was released and sent back to Pennsylvania last month after an evaluation report said he was not a danger to the public. He has returned to Alaska for sentencing.

The Christys, of McAdoo, Pa., pleaded guilty in January to making harassing phone calls to Palin’s attorneys. Palin attorney John Tiemessen (TEE’-mess-sen) testified that the men’s calls threatened Palin and attorneys.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall says Craig Christy has been at a federal Bureau of Prisons medical facility, where he received a psychiatric evaluation before being returned to Alaska.

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