(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A Nashville man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening an ex-employer after sending a message across the front of a Ku Klux Klan publication.
Daniel Puckett, 58, worked as a temporary employee at Unilever Corporation in Covington, Tennessee. After he was released by the company, he sent a "threatening communication" written on the front of a KKK title called The Torch, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Calling out his ex-supervisor, the statement read, "We have space for you and your family under a big oak tree." Inside the publication, it was written that the supervisor wanted to attend the "National Klan Congress."
"Today’s guilty plea reflects the vile nature of the threatening communication Daniel Puckett sent to his fellow co-worker," U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said. "The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to vigorously prosecute those who commit heinous acts like Puckett’s, as there is simply no room in a civilized society for this kind of hateful conduct."
Puckett faces a maximum of five years in prison, along with a $250,000 fine and supervised release.
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