Officials: Man admits threatening US Rep over net neutrality

Posted at 5:53 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 05:53:00-05

Authorities say a 28-year-old central New York man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and his family over net neutrality.

The U.S. District Attorney's Office says Tuesday that Patrick Angelo of Syracuse has pleaded guilty in federal court in Buffalo and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He'll be sentenced on June 21.

Officials say Angelo called the Washington D.C. office of Republican Rep. John Katko in October and left a voicemail threatening to kill Katko and his family if he didn't support net neutrality. As a result, security surrounding Katko was increased.

Katko represents New York's 24th District in the Syracuse area.

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