Man Sentenced for Threatening to Murder Family of FCC Chairman
A California man was sentenced to more than one and a half years in prison for threatening to kill the family of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. On or about Dec 19 and 20, 2017, Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk (CA), sent three emails to Chairman Pai’s email accounts. The first email accused Chairman Pai of being responsible for a child who allegedly had committed suicide because of the repeal of net neutrality regulations. The second email listed three locations in or around Arlington (VA) and threatened to kill the Chairman’s family members. The third email had no message in its body, but included an image depicting Chairman Pai and, in the foreground and slightly out of focus, a framed photograph of Chairman Pai and his family. The FBI traced the emails to Man’s residence, and when initially confronted in May 2018, Man admitted to the FBI that he sent the email threatening Chairman Pai’s family.
Man Sentenced for Threatening to Murder Family of FCC Chairman Man sentenced to prison for death threats to FCC chairman over net neutrality repeal (The Hill)