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Versailles Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Emailing Threats to Member of Congress

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Scott W. Sulik, 54, of Versailles, Ky., was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for sending a series of emails containing threats to a Member of Congress.

Sulik pled guilty, in June 2018, and admitted to one count of cyberstalking.  Beginning in September 2017, Sulik used an email account hosted by Google to send threats to an email address associated with a Member of the United States Congress.  Sulik sent threatening emails to this address through December 2017.  Among other things, Sulik threatened the Member of Congress by stating:  “You put your family at risk . . .”; “. . . I’m threatening you.”; “What are you going to do before I erase you?”; and “Show me anyone who is going to protect you against me . . . .” 

Under federal law, Sulik must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Matthew R. Verderosa, Chief of the United States Capitol Police, jointly made the announcement.  The investigation was conducted by the United States Capitol Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew T. Boone.

Updated September 9, 2018

Violent Crime