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Former Congressional Candidate Admits She Faked Death Threats

A former congressional candidate has admitted to police that she faked a series of death threats directed towards her during the 2014 election.

Karen Davis was one of three Republicans running against Democratic Congressman Jerry McNerney in California’s 9th District. Davis was considered a fringe candidate, coming in dead last in the blanket primary. But she gained some press coverage when she alleged that she had received death threats.

Investigators became suspicious when Davis failed a polygraph test. After confronting the candidate, she finally admitted she wrote and mailed the death threats.

Perhaps more even disturbing is the fact that this is not the first time she has been accused of faking a crime. Davis was sued by a man in 1998, who alleged that she faked an assault and then blamed him. The man eventually served 18 years in prison.

Watch above, via CBS Sacremento.

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