Rochester, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Wednesday that Hans Ni, 30, of Trenton, New Jersey, was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint with transmitting interstate threats against the CEO and President of Wegmans Food Market.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that according to the Complaint, the defendant, a New Jersey resident and former Wegmans’ employee, allegedly sent death threats to both the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Wegmans.
Ni is alleged to have sent the threats over the internet from a fictitious email account from a library in New Jersey.
Ni was arrested on September 1, 2011 in New Jersey by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At a court appearance on September 2, 2011 in New Jersey, Ni was ordered detained and is now in the process of being transferred to Rochester, New York.