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Federal Inmate Charged With Making Threat Against President

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jared Marc Brown, age 20, a federal inmate at United States Penitentiary, Allenwood, was indicted by a federal grand jury for making a threat to take the life of the President of the United States.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on June 14, 2017, Brown made a threat to take the life of the President of the United States.


The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy.


Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.


A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


The maximum penalty under federal law for the offense is five years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated August 30, 2017