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DoJ: Man Threatens Cantor and Family

It goes on and on. Civility anyone? Last week someone called Rep. Emanuel Cleaver at home and threatened to kill him.  Rep. Bart Stupak has been getting death threats all week long. Now this.  Remember, these are just the cases we know about. Hopefully the Easter holiday will calm the madness. Hopefully.
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U.S. Department of Justice – United States Attorney – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Eric Cantor

PRESS RELEASE: PHILADELPHIA – Today, a two-count complaint and warrant1 was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk.  As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the internet, in which he threatened to kill Congressman Cantor and his family. No harm came to the Congressman or his family as a result of Leboon’s threats.

“The Department of Justice takes threats against government officials seriously, especially threats to kill or injure others,” said Levy. “Whether the reason for the threat is personal or political, threats are not protected by the First Amendment and are crimes.”

INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANT — NAME ADDRESS AGE
Norman Leboon   Philadelphia, PA, 33 years old

If convicted of all the charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, a fine up to $500,000, and a $200 special assessment. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert K. Reed.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Contact:  PATTY HARTMAN