Tea Party Leader Guilty Of Blackmail, Computer Crimes
A jury found Al Gehart, head of the Sooner Tea Party, guilty. Sooner is an old name for what became Oklahoma. God forbid they called it the Oklahoma Tea Party and acknowledged modern times.
The judge will decide a punishment. The jury recommended Gerhart serve no jail time and pay a $1,000 fine.
Charges were pressed against Gerhart last April after he sent an email to state Senator Cliff Branan, (R) Oklahoma City. In the email Gerhart wrote Sen. Branan should hear a bill “or I will make sure you regret not doing it.” Branan said he felt threatened by the email.