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Fargo Man Found Guilty of Threatening a United States Senator

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO - First Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer announced that on December 15, 2017, following a four-day trial, a federal jury convicted Kevin Lee Olson, age 56, Fargo, ND of Threatening Interstate Communications by knowingly transmitting an e-mail, for the purpose of issuing a threat to injure another person, and with knowledge that the communication would be viewed by another person as a threat.

On December 22, 2016, Olson sent an e-mail to United States Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Washington, District of Columbia, which stated: “It’s seems the only consideration one gets these days is when one becomes a criminal. I guess I should find you, you bitch, and shoot you in your red head!”

 The sentencing of Olson will be scheduled at a later date, in Fargo, ND.

 This case was investigated by US Border Patrol; US Capitol Police; Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Fargo Police Department.   

 Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Chase and AUSA Janice Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated December 15, 2017