A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sent a bomb threat to the office of then-Secretary of State’s Katie Hobbs in 2021. Hobbs is now the governor of Arizona.
He now faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. File this under #F*ckedAroundFoundOut.
From the Justice Department:
According to court documents, on or about Feb. 14, 2021, James W. Clark, 38, of Falmouth, sent a message via the website contact form of the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, Election Division, addressed to the election official, and warned her that she needed to “resign by Tuesday February 16th by 9 am or the explosive device impacted in her personal space will be detonated.”
Shortly after transmitting the message, Clark conducted online searches that included the full name of the election official in conjunction with the words “how to kill” and “address.” Additionally, on or about Feb. 18, 2021, Clark conducted online searches involving the Boston Marathon bombing.
Clark pleaded guilty to one count of making a threatening interstate communication. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 26 and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
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