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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New York Man Sentenced To One Year For Threatening Former Business Partner

PHILADELPHIA - Roger Eichenholtz, 70, of Westchester County, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for making threats over the Internet. He pleaded guilty April 28, 2014 to sending threatening communications through interstate commerce.  After losing civil litigation over a business, Eichenholtz sent a numbering of harassing emails to his opponents, located in Chester County, PA, threatening further litigation.  On September 24, 2013, Eichenholtz sent another email threatening civil and criminal litigation.  He concluded the email with the following:  

PLAN B- if for some unforeseen miracle, you escape justice, I have access to a “Side Bolt 45.cal with 6 silver bullets that have your name on them.”     

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond ordered three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and ordered the defendant be taken into immediate custody.

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and was 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

Updated December 15, 2014