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Woman admits making hoax bomb threats to 2 courthouses

April 8, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman has admitted calling in two bomb threats that forced evacuations at courthouses in New Jersey because she was frustrated about a civil lawsuit she had pending.

Federal prosecutors say Amdije Toska made the threats Jan. 12, 2018 in calls to the William Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton, which houses the state Supreme Court and other legal offices, and the federal courthouse in Camden.

They say the court clerk in Camden was familiar with Toska’s voice because she had called there so frequently a judge issued an order directing her to cease communication with the office.

Authorities say Toska also discussed the hoax threats in social media postings she made.

The 40-year-old Paterson resident faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced July 18.

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