Criminal Law

West Virginia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison After Threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci

Thomas Connally Jr. of West Virginia was Friday sentenced by US District Judge Paula Xinis to 37 months in prison for sending threatening emails to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the president. 

Connally admitted in a plea deal to sending emails threatening Fauci and his family anonymously using ProtonMail, an end-to-end encrypted email service. In one email he threatened that Fauci and his family would be, “dragged into the street, beaten to death, and set on fire.”

Connally went on to threaten Dr. Francis Collins, at the time the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, then Secretary of Health for the State of Pennsylvania, an unnamed health official from Massachusetts and four unnamed individuals who work for a religious institution in Newark, New Jersey.

Read the source article at JURIST

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