BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man who was convicted of threatening two members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison. Carlos Bayon of Grand Island was convicted on two counts of "retaliating against a federal official" and "making a threat by interstate communication" in July.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Bayon left threatening voicemails for Republican Representatives Steve Scalise and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers in 2018. Bayon said in the voicemails he would "feed them lead", using the phrase "Ojo por ojo, diente por diente" (Spanish for 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth').
Federal agents found a loaded rifle, 150 rounds of ammunition, and books on how to make explosives at Bayon's home.
Bayon's arrest was featured as part of an I-Team investigation on extremism in Western New York. You can watch that report here.