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Westmoreland County Man Charged With Threatening FBI Agent

February 1 , 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Youngwood, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating a federal law involving threats against a federal agent, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on Jan. 31, 2012, named Anthony David Dinozzi, 44, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 5, 2012, Dinozzi threatened to assault and murder a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation due to the performance of the agent's official duties.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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