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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Lawrence Man Convicted of Threatening U.S. Congressman

TOPEKA, KAN. – A federal jury convicted a Kansas man today for making death threats against a United States congressman. 

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Chase Neill, 32, of Lawrence was found guilty of one count of threatening to murder U.S. Representative Jake LaTurner of Kansas. 

Neill is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The U.S. Capitol Police  and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Skip Jacobs and Steve Hunting are prosecuting the case.


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