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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Indictment Charges New York Man With Threatening Former Business Partner

PHILADELPHIA - Roger Eichenholtz, 70, of Westchester County, New York, was charged today by Indictment with one count of threats, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. After losing civil litigation over a business, Eichenholtz sent a numbering of harassing emails to his opponents threatening further litigation.  On September 24, 2013, Eichenholtz sent another email threatening civil and criminal litigation.  He concluded the email with the following:  

PLAN B- if for some unforeseen miracle, you escape justice, I have access to a “Side Bolt 45.cal with 6 silver bullets that have your name on them.”     

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.

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An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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