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Fernandina Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Kill A United States Supreme Court Justice

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

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Neal Brij Sidhwaney (43, Fernandina Beach) has pleaded guilty to transmitting an interstate threat to kill. Sidhwaney faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on July 31, 2023, Sidhwaney placed a phone call from Florida to the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., and left an expletive-laden, threatening voicemail message. On the voicemail message, Sidhwaney identified himself by name and repeatedly threatened to kill a specific Supreme Court Justice.        

This case was investigated by the Supreme Court of the United States Police – Protective Intelligence Unit with assistance from the United States Capitol Police –Threat Assessment Section. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kirwinn Mike and Special Assistant United States Attorney Joe Wheeler, III.

Updated December 18, 2023

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