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Man who sent threats to ex-congressman gets 6-month sentence

January 31, 2019 GMT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to six months in prison for lying to federal agents about making threats against a Virginia congressman.

Eun Soo Lee, of Cypress, California, pleaded guilty in November to lying when questioned about making threats against former U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett.

Prosecutors said Lee used a fake Facebook account in 2017 to call Garrett derogatory names and make threats. One of the messages said: “You’re dead if I ever meet you in real life.”

He initially denied sending messages to Garrett, but later acknowledged sending the threats when agents traced the messages.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said in a news release that Lee was sentenced Wednesday.