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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Raleigh Man Sentenced In Case Involving Threats To Raleigh Mayor

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that yesterday in federal court, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced ALEC REDNER, 28 years old, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 21 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

REDNER was named in an Indictment filed on May 13, 2014 charging him with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting. On July 19, 2014, REDNER pled guilty to that charge.

According to the investigation, REDNER was in possession of a laptop computer that he used to send a threatening email message to Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane via her website. During the course of the investigation, REDNER unsuccessfully attempted to have the laptop destroyed in order to prevent detectives from being able to link the laptop to the threatening communication to Mayor McFarlane.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Kellhofer represented the government.

Updated July 14, 2015