United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
M01-204 S. Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton
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GRANGER MAN SENTENCED FOR THREAT TO CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE
South Bend, Indiana —United States Attorney David Capp announced:
Brett Keiling, 49, of Granger, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 27 months imprisonment (time served) and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of threatening to assault an employee of the United States with intent to impede the performance of official duties. On January 24, 2011, Keiling made a telephone threat to an employee of then Congressman Joseph Donnelly’s office. Keiling has been in federal custody since that date.
Keiling is subject to numerous conditions while on supervised release including having no contact with any public official’s office without first obtaining the permission of the United States Probation Office.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.