Monday, June 5, 2023

Florida man sentenced to death threats to Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omara

TAMPA, Fla. A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years probation and a $7,000 fine for sending emails threatening to kill Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and three other congressmen.

According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, David George Hannon, 67, will also undergo psychotic and substance abuse treatment and should not have had any contact with Omar or Reps. ,

Hannon, who pleaded guilty in April to threatening a federal official, sent the email after four Democratic lawmakers held a news conference in July 2019 in response to criticism of former President Donald Trump, who said he was charged with a “crime.” Must “go back”. -infected places” from where they came.

“He was doing it because Trump told him,” his daughter, Elizabeth Hannon Dillon, told the judge during the hearing on Wednesday. “He was a Trump supporter and now he regrets it.”

US District Judge Katherine Kimball Mizzell said the threat was heinous and unfair in all respects. “Such behavior has no place in our society.”

Sentencing guidelines suggested a sentence of approximately 10 months in prison, but Mizell noted that a probation officer recommended against jail time, as well as Hannon’s expression of remorse, his lack of prior trouble, his age and health. with problems.

“I am very, very sorry and very sorry for my behavior that night,” said Hannon, standing before the judge, bowing and trembling.

Hannon emailed Omar’s campaign with a subject line that read: “Your dead you are a radical Muslim,” writing that Omar must receive more protection or he and the other women will be “six feet under.”

Omar’s employees immediately notified federal agents, but the FBI did not visit Hanon at his Sarasota home until 19 months had passed and Trump was out of office.

Hannon admitted that he insulted Omar’s Islamic faith, but the judge declined to apply a hate crime adjustment to Hannon’s sentence, which could have increased sentencing guidelines.

“I regret that I targeted Ms. Omar,” Hannon said. “But I don’t hate anyone regardless of their race, creed, color or nationality. This is the United States of America and people have the right to do whatever they do and say. But I have the right to write that email. had no right.”

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