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    A 25-year-old Delaware County man has learned his fate after nearly a year of cyberstalking a woman, federal authorities said. Karanjot Singh, of Upper Darby, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 4 to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero said. Singh stalked a woman online for more than nine months, starting in March 2020, and sent her over 100 sexually violent and threatening text messages, the US attorney said. Singh repeatedly terrorized her, texting her at all hours of the day and night with escalating threats to rape and murder her and her family, prosecutors said. To hide his identity, Singh used multiple cell phone apps that allowed him to create numerous anonymous phone numbers, authorities said. Investigators with the FBI were able to trace each of the phone numbers and linked them to Singh, after which he was arrested, they said. “This defendant used his words as weapons, sending threatening messages and personal information to reinforce the targeted bullying of his victim,” US Attorney Romero said. “His behavior very well could have escalated,...
    A 10-year-old in Florida was arrested Saturday after allegedly sending a text message threatening to shoot up his school. The arrest of Daniel Issac Marquez comes just five days after 19 children and two teachers were slain at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, by deranged gunman Salvador Ramos, 18. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Marquez is a 5th grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, Florida. After being interviewed by authorities, Marquez was charged with making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting.  Daniel Marquez, shown here be walked out of a Lee County Sheriff's office, was described as 'sickening' the sheriff The sheriff said: 'My team didn’t hesitate one second…NOT ONE SECOND, to investigate this threat' The incident involving Patriot Elementary School is being investigated by the The School Threat Enforcement Team and the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in the statement: 'This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.  'Making sure our children are safe is paramount. We will have law and order...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to sending emails that threatened Dr. Anthony Fauci and former National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, federal prosecutors in Maryland said. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, most recently of Snowshoe, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to making threats against a federal official, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron announced in a news release. Connally also admitted threatening former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a Massachusetts public health official and a religious leader in New Jersey. Beginning in December 2020 and up to just days before being arrested in July 2021 in West Virginia and charged, Connally used an encrypted email service to send a series of emails to Fauci, threatening the official and his family, according to Connally’s plea agreement. Fauci is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He was appointed to his post in 1984, but his visibility increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to sending emails that threatened Dr. Anthony Fauci and former National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, federal prosecutors in Maryland said. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, most recently of Snowshoe, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to making threats against a federal official, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron announced in a news release. Connally also admitted threatening former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a Massachusetts public health official and a religious leader in New Jersey. READ MORE: Baltimore Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Of Philadelphia Train Station EmployeeBeginning in December 2020 and up to just days before being arrested in July 2021 in West Virginia and charged, Connally used an encrypted email service to send a series of emails to Fauci, threatening the official and his family, according to Connally’s plea agreement. Fauci is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He was appointed to...
    EX-NFL star Earl Thomas was arrested after sending his wife threatening messages about harming her and their children. A witness called in the tip to police. 2Thomas seen smiling in his mug shotCredit: Orange County Sheriff's Office 2Thomas played with the Baltimore Ravens and won a Super bowl with the Seattle SeahawksCredit: Getty Earl Thomas, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, violated a court protective order out of Austin. The order was issued after he sent threatening messages to his wife about her and their children as reported by WFAA. He has violated the order approximately three times during the last 12 months. The Orange Police Department arrested Thomas Friday night at a local restaurant. A man who saw Thomas called into the police station about his whereabouts. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter...
    A Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar, more than two years after sending Omar an email threatening to kill her in 2019. Identified as David Hannon, the 67-year-old man pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to one count of threatening a federal official, the Associated Press reported. According to court records, the charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. The threat came in an email with the subject line: “(You’re) dead, you radical Muslim.” Omar, one of only a few Muslim members of Congress, was asked if she was prepared “to die for Islam.” Hannon also referred to her and other congresswomen of color as “radical rats.” But that’s not all, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice: The email even stated Hannon’s intention to shoot Omar in the head. According to NBC News, the email was sent after Omar and three other Congress members, all women of color known as “the Squad,” held a televised press conference criticizing then-President Donald Trump in connection to racist tweets he posted about their nationalities. Hannon,...
    A Florida man pleaded guilty to threatening Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. David Hannon, a 67-year-old man from Sarasota, Florida, admitted to sending an email to Omar and threatening to shoot her. He now faces one count of threatening a federal official, according to the Justice Department. Hannon sent an email on July 16, 2019, to Omar with the subject line "[You're] dead, you radical Muslim," according to a DOJ press release. Hannon also referred to Omar and other women of color in Congress as "radical rats" and then asked whether Omar was prepared to "die for Islam" and threatened to shoot her in the head, according to the email. TENNESSEE GOP BOOTS TRUMP-BACKED MORGAN ORTAGUS FROM PRIMARY “Threatening to kill our elected officials, especially because of their race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs, is offensive to our nation’s fundamental values,” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said in a statement. “The Justice Department will not hesitate to prosecute individuals who violate federal laws that prohibit violent, hate-motivated threats. All elected...
    A student in Connecticut has been arrested after police say he sent threatening messages. Town of Fairfield Police Department detectives working in collaboration with school safety officers arrested the 15-year-old who attends Fairfield Ludlowe High School on Saturday, March 5 following a lengthy investigation of a veiled threat made to several classmates.  It was reported to police that several students received a threatening text message from an unknown number, according to Fairfield Police.  A subsequent investigation identified the suspect as a student of FLHS.  "Police and school administrators have been in constant contact throughout the investigation and have complete confidence that the sole person responsible has been identified and arrested," Fairfield Police said. "There is no reason to believe any other person is responsible for these threats and there is no active threat to the public and school community. "Fairfield Police thank everyone involved in this case for their cooperation and remind the school community that every threat of violence will be investigated to its fullest extent and will not be tolerated.  "The safety of our school community is paramount...
    A 74-year-old Long Island man was arrested after investigators said he mailed letters that threatened violence against LGBTQ+ affiliated organizations and individuals.  Robert Fehring, of Bayport, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 6, according to an announcement from Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. The US Attorney's Office said a criminal complaint charged Fehring with threatening to assault, shoot and bomb LGBTQ+ affiliated individuals, organizations, and businesses over the years.  “Fehring’s alleged threats to members of the LGBTQ+ community were not only appalling but dangerous, despite the fact he hadn’t yet acted on his purported intentions,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll said in a statement.  Fehring had been sending the letters since at least 2013, according to the US Attorney's Office.  He is accused of sending individuals letters threatening violence using firearms and explosives, and threatening to attack the 2021 New York City Pride March, Peace said.  Peace said Fehring is also accused of sending a threatening letter threatening the organizer of a Pride event in June of 2021 in East Meadow. The US Attorney's Office said a...
    A Florida teen was charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak photos and videos of a state senator's breasts. Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, of Plantation, had obtained the photos of Florida Senator Lauren Book and initially requested that she pay $5,000 to have them removed. Kamperveen had communicated with Book through text which included sending photos of the official with her breasts exposed and even threatened to end her career by sending them out.  It is unclear how he obtained the snaps, which Book has since branded 'distorted, fake and stolen.'  Federal agents had taken over for Book during the course of the investigation and had negotiated the payout amount with Kamperveen.  Using the lawmaker's identity, they agreed to meet Kamperveen for a payout of $4,000 at a local Starbucks in exchange of having the content deleted.  He was then found and arrested at the coffee shop on November 17 by deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.   Florida teen Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, has been charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak a female state...
    PINOLE (CBS SF/BCN) — Pinole Police cited a 12-year-old student for allegedly threatening a shooting at Pinole Middle School earlier this week, officers reported Friday. In a press release published on Facebook Friday, Pinole police said they were contacted at about 8:20 p.m. Monday about an email sent to school staff about a shooting at the campus on Mann Drive the next day. READ MORE: UCSF Expert: Pfizer COVID Antiviral Pill Would Be A Game ChangerInvestigators identified the suspect as the 12-year-old, who confessed to sending the email, police said. READ MORE: UPDATE: Medical Examiner Identifies Shooting Victim Killed in San Francisco's Haight-AshburyThe student, who is not being identified, was cited for threatening violence on school grounds and was released to the custody of a parent. The case was the second involving a firearm at Pinole Middle School this week. At 8:58 a.m. Monday, school officials called Pinole police about a student possibly in possession of a gun on campus, and officers found a pellet gun in a backpack, according to police. MORE NEWS: Morgan Hill Man Arrested For Fireworks,...
    A MAN has today escaped jail after he admitted sending a threatening email to the deputy leader of the Labour Party.  Benjamin Iliffe, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of sending malicious communications to MP Angela Rayner at Huntington Magistrates Court.  2MP Anglea Rayner was targeted by Iliffe in a malicious emailCredit: Alamy 2Both Angela and her staff have recieved the threatening and abusive messagesCredit: PA Iliffe, from Chatteris, Cambs, was handed a 15 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months by magistrates.  It comes as Ms Rayner cancelled a number of constituency surgeries in recent weeks due to fears over her safety.  Ms Rayner's spokesman confirmed she had been the target of online abuse in the wake of Sir David Amess' stabbing, and said the messages had an impact on her children and staff.   Two other men have also been arrested in connection with sending malicious communications to the Ashton-under-Lyne MP’s.  A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: "One man has been charged and an additional arrest has been made in relation to a police investigation into multiple reports...
    A Texas man has been charged in federal court with threatening former Baltimore health commissioner and CNN analyst Doctor Leana Wen over her support of COVID-19 vaccines. Scott Eli Harris, 51, of Aubrey Texas, appeared at District Court in Maryland on charges of sending threatening and racist messages via cellphone to Wen, 38, in July 2020. In the texts provided by authorities, Harris allegedly scolded Wen for being of Asian descent and tells her that he's not going to take the vaccine.  'Never going to take your wonder drug. My 12-gauge promises I won't,' Harris allegedly wrote. 'I'm a 5th generation U.S. Army veteran and a sniper. I can't wait for the shooting to start.' He also allegedly used racist slurs and other language deemed as offensive against Wen, who was born in Shanghai, China.  Wen regularly appears as a medical analyst on CNN. Doctor Leana Wen, 38, former Baltimore City Health Commissioner was sent threatening texting messages and racial slurs in July over her support for the COVID-19 vaccine Dailymail.com has reached out to Dr Wen's media representatives for...
    DEDHAM (CBS) – A Dedham man is in custody tonight facing federal charges after he allegedly made racist and violent posts on Facebook that targeted an inter-racial couple. Prosecutors said Stephen M. DeBerardinis, 45, of Boston and Dedham, made the posts after a white woman and a Black man announced their engagement. He did not know the couple. Stephen DeBerardinis (WBZ-TV) READ MORE: Arrest Made In 1991 Murder Of Patricia Moreno In Malden“My office aggressively prosecutes people who threaten racially motivated violence because such threats are illegal, despicable and an affront to American values,” said Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell. READ MORE: Boston Marathon Champion Daniel Romanchuk Looking To Defend TitleInvestigators said DeBerardinis used Facebook Messenger to send racist messages to the couple and threatened to hurt them if they went to the police. “Today’s arrest cannot mitigate the fear that Stephen DeBerardinis caused, and the sense of security this couple lost, but it does bring him to justice for allegedly sending a series of rage-filled messages threatening horrific acts of violence,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent...
    A Maryland man has been arrested for allegedly sending emails threatening White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and his family, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr. was charged Monday with threatening a federal official and interstate communication containing threats to harm Fauci, the criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland revealed. Federal investigators said in an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint that Connally, 56, used an encrypted email account based in Switzerland to send the emails threatening to harm and kill Fauci and members of his family, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. ALERT: Man charged in Maryland with sending threatening emails to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Threatening to beat, kill and lynch Man criticizes vaccines too, per feds Court docs cite growing number of threats against Dr Fauci. Security is enhanced (Warning — vulgar & triggers) pic.twitter.com/YJ71RyZ0vk — Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 27, 2021 Fauci began receiving the threatening messages to his work email at the National Institute of Allergy...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, and their families, federal prosecutors in Maryland announced Tuesday. A criminal complaint filed Monday charges Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, with threats against a federal official and interstate communication containing a threat to harm. Beginning in December and up to last week, Connally used a Switzerland-based encrypted email service to send a series of emails to Collins and Fauci, according to an affidavit filed with the complaint. Fauci is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He was appointed to his post in 1984, but his visibility has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has been a vocal supporter of vaccines and other preventive measures against COVID-19 and has been lauded for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. One email threatened that Fauci and his family would be “dragged...
    More On: Anthony Fauci Dr. Fauci’s intolerable obfuscation and other commentary Fauci issues another ominous COVID-19 warning for the US as cases rise Fauci tries to explain why US funded coronavirus studies at Wuhan lab Here’s all the proof Biden needs to conclude COVID leaked from a lab A Maryland man was arrested for repeatedly threatening to harm Dr. Anthony Fauci and his family, along with another top doctor. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, allegedly sent multiple emails that repeatedly threatened acts of gun violence, physical beatings, torture and arson, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. The profanity-laced missives were sent from an encrypted Swiss-based email account between December and last week, and were filled with conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic and homophobic comments, documents allege. Connally’s first message to Fauci’s work email at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in December contained the subject line: “Hope you get a bullet in your compromised satanic skull today,” according to the complaint, which was filed Monday. In that email, Connally called Fauci, 80, a “freemason criminal,” and wrote...
    (CNN)Federal agents have arrested a man for allegedly sending threatening emails with derogatory slurs to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert.Thomas Patrick Connally Jr. was charged on Monday with threats against a federal official and interstate communication containing a threat to harm, according to the criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the District of Maryland. The Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Health and Human Services began providing "protective operations" around Fauci in March 2020, as "a growing number of threats" were directed at him, according to the criminal complaint. Fauci also is chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. Connally, 56, is expected to have an initial appearance in US District Court in Greenbelt on Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan. An attorney has not been listed for Connally, according to online records. JUST WATCHED'You do not know what you're talking about': Fauci excoriates Rand PaulReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'You do not know what you're talking about': Fauci excoriates Rand Paul 03:21The emails were sent through an encrypted email service...
    Two small girls are seriously injured after a bouncy castle suddenly 'exploded' and flew to a height of 25ft, throwing them over a metal fence and on to tram tracks. Footage shows panic in the Russian city of Barnaul as the giant inflatable tore off its moorings and hurled the children aged three and four into the air. Three other youngsters were thrown off the out-of-control bouncy castle uninjured as it flew up 'as high as a lamp post'. Two girls were thrown over a metal fence onto tram tracks and are both in a serious condition.  One girl identified as Anna, three, suffered concussion and a spinal fracture. Another named Vika, four, sustained a skull fracture and wounds to her lungs and stomach after she was thrown nearly 15ft from the bouncy castle.     Two small girls are seriously injured after a bouncy castle suddenly 'exploded'. Footage shows panic in the Russian city of Barnaul as the giant inflatable tore off its moorings and hurled the children aged three and four into the air Two girls...
    A FLORIDA nurse has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill Kamala Harris after sending messages to her husband in prison. Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami Gardens, has been accused of making videos threatening the Vice President's life. 4Niviane Petit Phelps was charged with threatening to kill Kamala HarrisCredit: WSVN 4Phelps threatened the Vice President's lifeCredit: Getty A criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida says Special Agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris on March 3. The threats were recorded on video and sent by Phelps to her spouse who is in jail at Wakulla Correctional Institution - a prison located 20 miles southeast of Tallahassee. In one of the clips sent on February 13, Phelps said: "Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already." In another video on February 18 the nurse said: "I'm going to the gun range. ... I swear to God, today is your day you're gonna die. 50 days from today, mark this day down." Phelps, 39,...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Lt. Mike Nichelini is still the Vallejo Police Officers' Association President but he's no longer a Vallejo Police Officer.His attorney Mike Rains says Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams fired him.ORIGINAL REPORT: Vallejo PD investigating email police association sent reporter"Mike had challenged some of the chief's decisions on several matters as the President of the Police Officer's Association," said Mike Rains, Nichelini's attorney.Rains says Williams told Nichelini he fired him for two reasons.The first, sending an email to POA members that contained an image of an old Vallejo Police badge with what appeared to be a swastika."It was not done by Mike Nichelini as a symbol of hate advocating hate, advocating bias and prejudice, not at all," said Rains.And sending a threatening email to former San Francisco Chronicle East Bay Columnist Otis Taylor after Taylor announced he was moving to Georgia to work as an investigative reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [email protected] Chief Shawny Williams fired POA President Mike Nichelini for sending threatening email to @otisrtaylorjr & email to POA members with badge that appeared to have...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An alleged Proud Boy member has been arrested and charged for harassing and threatening a woman. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office says Kyle Boell, 40, of Philadelphia, sent dozens of harassing messages and threats to the woman last November. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment? The DA’s office says Boell is a self-described member of the right-wing extremist group, the Proud Boys. READ MORE: Childrens Hospital Adding More COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Over Next 10 Days To Expand Education And Childcare Personnel Vaccination Program Boell is accused of harassing the woman about her weight and appearance, and made explicit references to sexual activity and intimate body parts. “The actions alleged here are abusive, vile, and dangerous. Like all bullies, Kyle Boell is basically a coward who was afraid to use his real name and sent his disgusting messages to a woman while hiding behind the moniker ‘TattedA******80,’” First Assistant District Attorney Judge Carolyn Temin said. “Our office will hold Boell accountable for his crimes, as we do in all crimes...
    A Connecticut man has been arrested for allegedly sending threatening text messages, including one in which he claimed he would shoot the victim’s “whole family with no remorse." Irwin Mueses, age 39, of West Hartford, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and charged with threatening and breach of peace, said the Southington Police. According to police, around 8 a.m. on Jan. 19, officers were sent to a residence on Spring Lake Road for a threatening complaint.  The victim told officers that he was being threatened by Mueses stemming from incidents over text messages that began on Friday, Jan. 15, police said. On Jan. 15, the victim told officers he received a text message from a friend who had not heard from Mueses in two weeks. The next day, the victim received a return text message from Mueses suggesting the “friend” was interfering.  Again on Monday, Jan. 18, the victim received additional text messages in which Mueses threatened to stab, slap the shit out of, break the victim's face and make sure he won't breathe again, police said. The same day,...
    People gather at the Michigan State Capitol for a "Stop the Steal" rally in support of US President Donald Trump on November 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. - Supporters are backing Trump's claim that the November 3 election was fraudulent. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images A young woman in New Hampshire was arrested on Wednesday after sending death threats to the chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in November. The FBI says Katelyn Jones, 23, sent images of a naked, bloodied corpse and additional threats regarding the daughter and husband of a Michigan election official. During her arrest, court filings from the DOJ allege that Jones admitted to sending the threatening messages and photos. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman in New Hampshire was arrested and charged on accusations of making death threats and sending photos of a mutilated corpse to the chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Michigan, Monica Palmer, according to the US Department of Justice. Wayne County, where Palmer chairs the board of canvassers, is home to...
    A New Hampshire woman has been charged for texting threats to the chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, allegedly sending photos of a bloody mutilated female body to the election official.  Katelyn Jones, 23, was charged with threatening violence through interstate commerce in connection to the alarming photos that were sent to Monica Palmer, after the chairwoman voted against certifying election results. The charges stem from an FBI investigation probing the fallout from President Donald Trump's defeat in the election and baseless allegations about voting fraud, the Detroit News reports.  Palmer was slammed for refusing to certify and then attempting to rescind her vote to certify the close to 878,000 votes from Michigan's largest county.   Katelyn Jones, 23, was charged with threatening violence through interstate commerce in connection to the threats that were sent to Monica Palmer (middle pictured) The election official received numerous threatening texts from an unknown person who used a cellphone number with a 269 area code. 'Damn it was not hard finding all of your information disgusting racist b***h,' one text read, according...
    A Long Island man threatened "suicide by cop" and ultimately set a house on fire when officers arrived to check on his welfare after his family reported that he had sent them text messages threatening to harm himself. Pasquale Preziosa, of Atlantic Beach, 53, refused to come out of the house on Erie Avenue when officers arrived at the scene at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and threatened to harm those officers in an attempt to goad them into shooting him, according to Nassau County Police.  Authorities from the department's Emergency Service Unit, Bureau of Operations and Hostage Negotiation team formed a perimeter around the home. After hours of unsuccessful negotiations, officers spotted flames on the building's second floor, which slowly spread throughout the building.  A team of 60 firefighters from five departments worked to extinguish the blaze, and authorities located semi-conscious Preziosa in the building's basement. He was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  Preziosa was charged with the felony of second-degree arson, and misdemeanors for:  second-degree aggravated harassment second-degree menacing...
    Emails purportedly from the far-right group Proud Boys were sent to hundreds of registered Democrats in Florida -- threatening them that they have to change their party affiliation to the Republic Party and vote for President Trump or “we will come after you.” The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating the matter. The emails, viewed by authorities as an attempt to intimate voters, were reported to election officials and sheriff’s offices in at least two counties, Brevard and Alachua, as well as at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Local law enforcement then notified federal partners, who are investigating whether members of the Proud Boys group are indeed responsible. Preliminary evidence suggests the emails were sent from outside the continental United States.  According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the emails read: "[name] we are in possession of all your information You are currently registered as a Democrat and we know this because we have gained access into the entire voting infrastructure. You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you. Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us...
    One of Taylor Swift's stalkers was sentenced to 30 months in prison by a federal judge after he pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters and emails to the singer's former record label. According to records filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick of Austin, Texas, was given the sentence during a hearing Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. The terms of the sentence, which also includes three years of supervised release, were agreed on by prosecutors in a plea agreement that Swarbrick entered in 2019. The complaint said Swarbrick sent over 40 letters and emails to Big Machine Label Group in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time the letters became more violent and threatening. On three occasions Swarbrick drove to Nashville to personally deliver them. TAYLOR SWIFT FANS SLAM KAMALA HARRIS OVER SCOOTER BRAUN-HOSTED FUNDRAISER Swarbrick is hardly the first person to obsess over Swift to the point of stalking. In 2019 Roger Alvarado of Homestead, Fla., was on probation after getting out of jail on Feb. 5 on stalking and burglary charges after attempting to break into the “Shake It...
    A Westchester “incel” was busted by the FBI for sending a barrage of rape and death threats on social media to a Long Island couple, according to federal authorities. David Kaufman — who also goes by David Khalifa, John Morray and Big Man — “adheres to a violent and misogynistic ideology of male supremacy, white supremacy and entitlement of sex with women,” according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court and first reported by the Daily Beast. Kaufman, who identifies as an incel — short for involuntary celibate — sent the terrified couple and two of their friends “violent and threatening messages” on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube “in part to retaliate against [the female victim] and others for rejecting and depriving him of sex,” court papers allege. The couple met Kaufman in 2012 when they were college students at a Long Island campus then fell out of touch until October 2019, the papers say. Kaufman started sending the woman Facebook messages, calling her boyfriend a “Chad, “which is incel slang for an “archetypal white alpha male,” according to...
    College professor Alan Viarengo, 55, was taken into custody last week, before being charged with felony counts of stalking and harassing a public official. Investigators believe he is a member of the far-right 'Boogaloo' movement  More than 130 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been uncovered at the home of a college professor accused of sending a series of threatening letters to a California health official.  Alan Viarengo, 55, has been charged with felony counts of stalking and harassing a public official.  Viarengo, who is believed to be a member of the far-right anti-government 'Boogaloo' movement, is accused of penning 24 menacing letters to Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr Sara Cody over a four-month period, specifically targeting her for her response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Investigators on Tuesday released photos of the arsenal of guns authorities found at Viarengo's home in Gilroy. Investigators uncovered an arsenal of high powered weapons at Viarengo's home during his arrest last week  Photos released by the authorities showed Viarengo had a collection of 138 guns as well as thousands of rounds...
    A suspected “Boogaloo boy” in California has been arrested for sending dozens of threatening letters to a Santa Clara health official and the widow of a sheriff killed in the line of duty. Alan Viarengo, 55, of Gilroy, California, was arrested last week over the letters after the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office seized a massive collection of firearms and explosives from his family’s home, the local NBC affiliate reported. Viarengo, a math instructor at a local community college, allegedly filled his anonymous letters with phrases and imagery tied to the Bogaloo movement, a far-right anti-government ideology touted typically by heavily armed men who believe they are preparing for a second civil war. Viarengo is accused of sending 24 threatening and increasingly offensive letters to Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody over the last five months expressing anger over coronavirus stay-at-home orders. In one letter, he referred to the regulations, saying, “Maybe this is what we need to spark a bloody revolution” and signed off on another with, “You are done…it’s over…say goodbye,” the station reported. The profanity-laced...
    An ardent Trump supporter who has made a name for himself by organizing boat parades in honor of the president is facing a felony charge for sending a fellow member of a Florida country club a threatening text message following a political argument.  But Carlos Gavidia says that he never threatened to kill anyone, and that he sent the expletive-filled text in the heat of the moment after enduring months of harassment - some of it racially charged - from his neighbors. Gavidia's attorney, Stuart Kaplan, told local media outlets that his client planned to surrender at the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday morning to be charged with written threats to kill or do bodily injury, which is a felony.  Carlos Gavidia, who has made a name for himself by organizing boat parades in honor of President Trump, is facing a felony charge for sending a threatening text  Carlos and Laura Gavidia met the president (pictured) after hosting multiple boating events in his honor  Last week, Gavidia sent this text to a former friend after being mocked...
    SAN JOSE – A 55-year-old Gilroy man with alleged ties to the Boogaloo movement has been arrested on suspicion of sending two dozen threatening letters to Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, according to a report by NBC Bay Area. Authorities arrested Alan Viarengo last week and seized a cache of guns, bullets and explosives, NBC reported. According to the report, Cody received a series of letters between April 8 and July 29, the first of which called the public health officer degrading names, lambasted law enforcement and China, and included a sketch of a hand extending a middle finger. “We are out to defeat you,” the letter reportedly stated. At least one of the letters featured a picture of an igloo and the phrase “Let’s Boogie,” NBC reported. Both were apparent references to the Boogaloo movement, whose self-described libertarian, tropical-shirt-wearing adherents anticipate a second civil war. Authorities have linked the Boogaloo movement to the killings of Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller in Ben Lomond on June 6 and Federal Protective Services Officer Patrick...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man jailed in New York state has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for mailing threatening letters to a woman and her daughter in New Hampshire. According to court documents, Matthew Oliver, 38, mailed the letter to the woman in Seabrook in January 2017, when he was incarcerated at the Onodaga County Justice Center in Syracuse, New York, on burglary charges. That April, he mailed another letter to the home that contained a threat to the woman's daughter. Oliver was found guilty in November of mailing threatening communications. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Hampshire
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