Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a town hall-style meeting in Springfield, Mo., Wednesday, July 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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 entered the plea Wednesday 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.