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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Illinois Man Sentenced for Making Anti-Semitic Threats to Arizona Victim

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Kevin Thomas Kerr, 51, of Waukegan, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to five years of probation. Kerr has also been incarcerated for more than six months and is required to serve an additional six months of home confinement subject to electronic monitoring. Kerr previously pleaded guilty to Making Threats in Interstate Commerce.

On March 6, 2020, as part of an ongoing series of harassing communications, which included anti-Semitic slurs, Kerr called the victim in Arizona and left a voicemail threatening to injure and kill him. Federal investigators arrested Kerr in Illinois, and he was transported to Arizona to face charges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. William G. Voit, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR 20-00513-DLR
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021-037_Kerr

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Press Release Number: 
2021-037_Kerr
Updated June 10, 2021