BOSTON - An Ohio man was sentenced late yesterday in federal court for sending threatening emails to a Scituate town official and an attorney representing the town.
Jeffrey Clemens, 49, of Huron, Ohio, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. In May 2011, Clemens was convicted after a three-day jury trial of sending interstate threats, in violation of federal law.
In March 2010, Clemens sent emails threatening to harm a Scituate town official and an attorney representing the town. Clemens had previously been arrested in 2005 in Scituate and charged in the Hingham District Court with disorderly conduct and falsely holding himself out to be a private investigator. In 2007 and 2009, Clemens filed civil lawsuits in federal court against the Town of Scituate and others concerning his arrest. Clemens’s first two lawsuits were dismissed by U.S. District Court judges in May 2009 and again in April 2010.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, and Scituate Police Chief Brian Stewart made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric P. Christofferson and David G. Tobin of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.