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Eastern District of Wisconsin

Friday, February 8, 2019

Green Bay Man Indicted for Threatening Telephone Calls to Daycare Centers

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 5, 2019, a federal grand jury issued an indictment against Michael J. Propst (age: 46) of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The six-count indictment alleges that Propst placed interstate telephone calls to daycare centers in Indiana and Iowa with “the intent annoy, abuse, threaten, and harass a person” at those daycare centers contrary to Title 47, United States Code, Section 223(a)(1)(C). It further alleges that Propst’s telephone calls contained “threats to injure the person of another” in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c). If convicted of all charges, Propst faces up to 21 years imprisonment and up to $1.5 million in fines, or both.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Green Bay Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.   

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Updated February 8, 2019