United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana  46601

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary Hatton

April 15, 2013                                                                                     DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   CELL: (219) 314-9993








                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.