(AP) – A Chicago man has been sentenced to three years of probation for leaving a threatening voicemail nearly a year ago for then-Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

The guilty plea previously entered in Phoenix by James Dean Blevins Jr. called for him to serve probation.

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Authorities previously declined to name person the threat was made against, but Judge Susan Brnovich said at Monday’s sentencing that Flake was the victim.

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Blevins told the judge he was ashamed for his actions.

Flake played a key role during the hearings when he requested an FBI investigation of claims by a woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Flake, who didn’t seek re-election, later voted for Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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