TAUNTON, Mass.—A Fairhaven man convicted of threatening law enforcement officials in a rap video posted on the Internet has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Jason Foley was also sentenced Thursday in Taunton District Court to two years of probation and banned from accessing the Internet or using a computer.
Foley was convicted last week of witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime.
The 29-year-old Foley was one of five men who appeared in the video, in which prosecutors say a Massachusetts state trooper and a probation officer were threatened by name. The video has since been removed.
Another man, 25-year-old Matthew Rufino of New Bedford, pleaded guilty earlier to threatening to commit a crime and served 90 days in jail.
Lawyers for the men defended the video on First Amendment grounds.
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