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Cynthia J. Krokey pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging that she made a telephone threat against a New Jersey company as a protest against its laboratory testing on animals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012

Mike Tobin, Public Affairs Specialist, (216) 622-3651

Cynthia J. Krokey, age 58, of Cleveland, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a one-count information charging that she made a telephone threat against a New Jersey company as a protest against its laboratory testing on animals, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Krokey was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e), for making an interstate telephone call from Ohio to the Covance Company, in New Jersey, on June 21, 2011, and recording a voice mail message wherein she suggested she might bomb one of their facilities due to their “horrendous treatment of animals,” according to court documents.

Covance has business locations outside of New Jersey, including a plant in western Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Judge John R. Adams found Krokey guilty of the charge and scheduled the case for sentencing on April 17, 2012.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Getz, Chief of the National Security Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Cleveland.

 

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