NYC Man Sentenced for Threatening Call to Paladino Campaign Headquarters

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 5:02 PM EDT

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NYC Man Sentenced for Threatening Call to Paladino Campaign Headquarters

September 13, 2011 Updated Sep 13, 2011 at 5:02 PM EDT

A 63-year-old New York City man convicted of making harassing and threatening phone calls to the Paladine Campaign Headquarters in April 2010 was sentenced to six months of home detention and one year of supervised release Monday in U.S. District Court.

Miles J. Fisher was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C Moscati, who handled the case, stated that the defendant placed a call to the "Paladino for the People" campaign headquarters in the Ellicott Square Building on April 13, 2010. According to the person who answered the telephone, Fisher made harassing and threatening statements, including a declaration that the defendant was going to "bomb all of you." The campaign worker reported the threat to 911, and the Buffalo Police and Fire Departments thereafter ordered that building’s 700 occupants be evacuated.

 

"This incident required that dozens of first responders be called to the scene and the evacuation of hundreds of people,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. "Our office takes very seriously such threats which resulted in the disruption of a workday for employees in a number of businesses."