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Man charged with Boehner threats

Man charged with Boehner threats

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have charged an Indiana male with melancholy to kill House
Speaker John Boehner, who is second in line to a presidency after Vice President Joe Biden.

FBI agents arrested Brandon James Thompson, 32, during his home in New Castle on Thursday, and he
appeared before U.S. Magistrate Tim Baker yesterday.

The FBI reported that Thompson was indignant given House Republicans had not authorized a check to
extend stagnation benefits. Thompson’s $341 weekly stagnation check finished on Jan. 11.

According to an FBI affidavit, Thompson threatened Boehner, R-West Chester, in one email and two
voicemail messages left on a personal cellphone of Boehner’s wife, Debbie.

When a FBI went to Thompson’s home, according to a affidavit, Thompson “admitted to sending
the melancholy message” to Boehner’s bureau by regulating his neighbor’s wireless Internet signal. He
also certified to receiving Mrs. Boehner’s cellphone series and withdrawal a threatening
messages.

Thompson’s detain came one week after a Florida male who released a genocide hazard final year against
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, was reserved to a supervised module that customarily consists of
probation.

The Boehner review was launched final month by a FBI and Capitol Hill Police after a
March 31 email, whose author was unknown, said: “Well, we dipsomaniac John Bin Laden, it’s time to take
you out . . . You wish to play with 2.7 million peoples’ lives. we am going to take yours. You will
never see it entrance with my sniper rifle.”

The email was referring to Boehner’s refusal to assent a building opinion on a check extending
unemployment advantages until a Senate trustworthy an amendment that would inspire pursuit creation.
About 3 million long-term-jobless Americans have been but advantages given a finish of final year,
when Congress did not extend them.

On May 1 and May 6, voicemails were left on Debbie Boehner’s cellphone. In a initial message,
the male warned that he was “coming after” her husband. The second said: “You tell your father to
redo a practice prolongation given I’m going to come for him. … He’s not untouchable. we will
get my hands on him.”

The FBI pronounced that Thompson has a concealed-carry permit. Although he does not have a criminal
record, a FBI reported that Indiana law-enforcement officials had 5 protecting orders filed
against him between 2001 and this year.

As speaker, Boehner travels with an armed confidence detail.

In a Jordan case, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Florida — during a ask of federal
prosecutors — discharged a charges opposite Theodore Erwin Mack of Tallahassee on May 2, allowing
him to enter what is famous as a pretrial diversion module supervised by a U.S. Probation
Service.

Mack pleaded guilty in Feb to a sovereign assign of promulgation a melancholy email to
Jordan.

Ray Yonkura, Jordan’s arch of staff, said, “We severely conclude a efforts of law
enforcement to respond to, examine and solve this matter.”

In October, during a bill predicament that annoyed a prejudiced shutdown of a sovereign government,
Mack sent a summary to Jordan’s website dogmatic that tea celebration conservatives such as Jordan are “
hurting me, so now we am going to harm your family.”

jtorry@dispatch.com

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