Man pleads no contest making threats against Macomb circuit judge

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) - A man has pleaded no contest to making bomb and death threats against a Macomb County judge.

The Macomb Daily reports Keith Rebar pleaded Monday in connection with threats made last September. The 55-year-old Washington Township man was accused of threatening to place bombs under Judge Katherine Viviano's car if he didn't get favorable rulings in a child custody case.

Rebar, a 13-year Marine veteran, could get into the Veterans Treatment Court and be sentenced next month to time served - roughly 11 months.

Defense attorney Leon Weiss says Rebar didn't intend to follow through but his client "understands" he was wrong.

A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but treated that way for sentencing purposes.

Viviano is the sister of Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano.

Published: Wed, Jul 13, 2016

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