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Lansdowne man charged with tramsitting threats over the internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2012

 

Justin J. Vernot 28, of Lansdowne, PA was charged today by Indictment with transmitting threats over the Internet, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that Vernot used Twitter to send threats to kill and rape a woman and to kill the woman’s son.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison, a $1.25 million fine, and a special assessment of $500.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.



UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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