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Kentucky Inmate Charged With Threatening The Life Of The President Of The United States

– Charges also include threatening the life of the First Lady

February 20, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky – A Kentucky inmate was charged by a federal grand jury meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, today with threatening to take the life of and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States and threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the immediate family of the President of the United States, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to count one of the two count indictment, between May 23, 2012, and May 25, 2012, Anthony D. Holliman, age 35, of Oldham County, Kentucky, knowingly and willfully wrote and mailed a letter addressed to the President of the United States threatening to assault the President’s wife and children, and claiming that he would “blowe your brains out with a pistel,” and further, Holliman is alleged to have used racial epithets and written, “you better check me out because I don’t lie & I always do what I say Im going to do! Your dead …!!!”

The second count of the federal indictment alleges that between May 23, 2012 and May 25, 2012 Holliman wrote and mailed a letter addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama, threatening to sexually assault and take the lives of the First Lady and her daughters.

If convicted, Holliman faces no more than five years in prison for each charge, a fine of $500,000 and a three year period of supervised release. Holliman is currently serving a 35 year sentence in the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

Holliman is scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 26, 2012 at 9:30am.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the United States Secret Service.

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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation
only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.

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