MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man who authorities say kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear has pleaded not guilty to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Barack Obama.
The court-appointed attorney for 22-year-old Raymond Geisel (gy-ZEL') entered the plea today at a brief hearing before a federal magistrate judge in Miami.
Geisel, who is originally from the Bangor, Maine area, had previously been charged with threatening to kill Obama. The new charge of making a threat against Bush was added in a grand jury indictment made public today. Each charge carries a maximum of five years in federal prison.
According to the Secret Service, Geisel made the threats while attending a training class in Miami to become a bail bondsman.
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