Man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. John Lewis' staff

Rep. John Lewis (Photo Source: US Congress)
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By: Associated Press
January 29, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) - A man accused of threatening the staff of U.S. Rep. John Lewis has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Dante Antione Rosser pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of threatening a federal official. Prosecutor Phyllis Clerk said Rosser's plea agreement calls for a sentence of 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Clerk said Rosser made threatening calls to Lewis' offices in Atlanta and Washington from March 2016 through February 2017.

A U.S. Capitol Police special agent's statement filed with the court says Rosser made 46 calls during two days in February 2017. The statement says Rosser demanded the congressman's staff seek "financial reparations" for his family and threatened to "splatter their heads all over the ground."

Rosser is to be sentenced April 23.



 
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