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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Norwegian Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threatening Interstate Communications

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Espen Brungodt, 28, of Norway, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to making threatening interstate communications.

According to court records, on August 3, 2016, Brungodt sent a detailed email to the Portland Police Department and to the press in which he threatened to kill police officers.

Brungodt faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.   He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  It is anticipated that the defendant will seek to have any sentence imposed served in Norway pursuant to the International Prisoner Transfer Program which permits the transfer of prisoners from countries in which they had been convicted of crimes to their home countries. The program is designed to relieve some of the special hardships that fall upon offenders incarcerated far from home, and to facilitate the rehabilitation of these offenders.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portland Police Department.

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Updated September 27, 2016