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Moscow Man Sentenced for Making Online Threats

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

COEUR D'ALENE – Paul Jens Suggs, 20, of Moscow, Idaho, was sentenced today for communicating interstate threats, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Suggs to 16 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release.  Suggs pleaded guilty on January 20, 2016. 

According to the plea agreement, Suggs admitted that in September 2015, he made several posts on Facebook threatening to shoot a man in Moscow and to shoot law enforcement officers in Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho.  Additionally, Suggs posted that he was going to kill the family members of law enforcement officers.  Suggs was arrested that same month, and has been in federal custody since his arrest.

The case was investigated by the Pullman Police Department, Moscow Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Updated July 19, 2016

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