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State Prisoner Sentenced To 14 Months In Prison For Mailing Threatening Communications To Lancaster County Judge

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Keziah, age 28, an inmate incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pennsylvania was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in federal court, in Scranton, to 14 months’ imprisonment.  Additionally, Keziah receieved two years of post-release supervision that requires the defendant to spend 90 days in a halfway house.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, in August 2016, the defendant pleaded guilty to sending a threathening letter to President Judge Joseph Mandespacher of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Lancaster County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob prosecuted the case.


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Updated November 1, 2016