Bucks County man gets probation for threatening to kill Gov. Tom Wolf’s family

Brian Rafferty pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment during a hearing Tuesday.

Blaming his actions on a fit of frustration and anger, a Bucks County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of harassment and was sentenced to one year of probation for threatening to kill Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s family members last year.

Brian Rafferty, 62, repeatedly apologized for making the threats during a phone call to Wolf’s office, and said he never intended to actually harm Wolf or his family.

“I am truly sorry for what I did,” Rafferty told Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons during a hearing in her Doylestown courtroom. “It will never happen again, cross my heart and I swear.”

Gibbons accepted his apology, noting that Rafferty, of Oakford, had cooperated with investigators from the beginning and didn’t seem to be a threat to the community.

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