California Man Arrested For Threatening To KILL Trump Admin Official’s Family

Authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man in Los Angeles and have charged him for threatening to kill family members of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

In a series of emails, Markara Man, threatened to murder Pai’s children over the Trump administration official’s connection to net neutrality.

According to a statement from the Justice Department, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Berrang will be prosecuting the case.

Per Politico:

Prosecutors say Man sent three emails to Pai in December 2017, the month the Republican-led FCC voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules.

One of the emails, sent Dec. 20, to Pai’s government and personal accounts had the subject line “Cheers.” The body of the email listed the names and addresses of three preschools in and around Arlington, Va., where Pai lives, followed by, “I will find your children and I will kill them,” according to the affidavit against Man.

The FBI traced the emails to Man’s home and confronted him in May 2018. Man acknowledged sending the email that threatened Pai’s family, and said he used the address “[email protected]” to hide who he was and because he thought the handle sounded “tougher,” the affidavit said.

The man could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Here’s more, from PJ Media:

When asked about the emails in May 2018, “Man admitted to the FBI that he sent the email threatening Chairman Pai’s family because he was ‘angry’ about the repeal of the net neutrality regulations and wanted to ‘scare’ Chairman Pai,” the press release said.

“A California man was arrested today in Los Angeles on charges of threatening to kill the family of Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, for Pai’s role in regulations relating to net neutrality,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

And:

According to court documents, on or about Dec. 19 and 20, 2017, Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, allegedly sent three emails to Chairman Pai’s email accounts. The first email accused Chairman Pai of being responsible for a child who allegedly had committed suicide because of the repeal of net neutrality regulations. The second email listed three locations in or around Arlington, and threatened to kill the Chairman’s family members. The third email had no message in its body, but included an image depicting Chairman Pai and, in the foreground and slightly out of focus, a framed photograph of Chairman Pai and his family. The FBI traced the emails to Man’s residence in Norwalk, California, and when initially confronted in May 2018, Man admitted to the FBI that he sent the email threatening Chairman Pai’s family because he was “angry” about the repeal of the net neutrality regulations and wanted to “scare” Chairman Pai.

“Man is charged with a threatening to murder a member of the immediate family of a U.S. official with the intent to intimidate or interfere with such official while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with the intent to retaliate against such official on account of the performance of official duties,” the statement continued. “If convicted, Man faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.”