A Syracuse man admitted he threatened to kill Rep. John Katko and his family if Katko did not support net neutrality, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Patrick D. Angelo, 29, pleaded guilty to interstate communication of a threat. He faces a maximum five years in prison and $250,000 fine.
Katko represents New York’s 24th District. The largest city in the district is Syracuse.
On Oct. 19, Angelo called Katko’s Washington, D.C., office and threatened to kill the congressman and his family if he did not support net neutrality, which is “literally the basis of the new society,” he said.
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