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Smithtown, NY - Police: Long Island Man Threatened To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation

Published on: October 19, 2018 05:17 PM
By: AP
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Smithtown, NY - Police say a New York man threatened to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Police charged 74-year-old Ronald Derisi with threatening to murder a federal official. The Smithtown man was scheduled to appear Friday at a federal court on Long Island.

Federal prosecutors are not naming the senators who received the threatening messages.

A call to Derisi’s residence seeking comment rang unanswered.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Capitol Police say Derisi called the senators from a pre-paid cellphone and left threatening voicemails before and after Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation this month.

Investigators say they traced the calls to Derisi using cellphone records and “location information” from the phone’s provider.

Derisi has previously pleaded guilty to making other harassing calls.



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 Oct 20, 2018 at 08:01 PM Anonymous Says:

These people are terrors worse than the KKK.

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 Oct 20, 2018 at 09:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Hashoteh's buddy.

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 Oct 20, 2018 at 11:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

These people are terrors worse than the KKK.

Yoni please don't try and justify their actions.

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