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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Philadelphia Man Charged with Sending Harassing Texts

Bryan McGraw, 49, of Philadelphia, was charged today by criminal information with sending harassing text messages over a four-year period, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain.

The information alleges that McGraw repeatedly sent communications between February of 2014 and March of 2018, via a telecommunications device, solely for the purpose of harassing a specific individual.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 2 years imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, restitution, forfeiture, and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Albert S. Glenn.                                                                          

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 20, 2018