A Southern California man, reportedly angry at lifting net neutrality policy, was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday after threatening the children of Federal Communication Commission chairman Ajit Pai.
The suspect identified As Markara Man, 33, said he sent three threatening e-mails to Pai in December 2017 to "scare" the chairman over his role in lifting the Obama era, the Justice Department said in a press release.
I will find your children and I will kill them, "according to court documents, the person wrote in one of the e-mails, and the e-mail also listed the names and addresses of several pre-schools in the area, although Pai's children did not
"I will find your children and kill them."
In another message, Man Pai accused him of suicide A third message contained a photo of the chairman and a framed photograph with his family, officials said.
Federal officials tracked the emails to Man's apartment in Norwalk near Los Angeles and interviewed him in May. To send the emails under the handwriting "[email protected]" because it sounded "tougher", Politico reported, citing court documents.
Officials instructed him to write an apology was sent to Pai.
I am sorry that I made a threat to your children. That was the limit, "he wrote in his message, the authorities said.
" I'm sorry I made a threat to your children.
A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Virginia threatening to assassinate a direct member of a US official's family to intimidate or oblige the official The prosecution lasts a maximum of ten years.
Pai and his family were the victims of harassment last year when protesters stood in front of their home and put signs with their children's names on the signs: "They're going to tell the truth. Dad murdered democracy in cold blood, "Hill reported.
The Chairman was also forced to cancel a January hearing at a Las Vegas technical event after security concerns were reported.
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