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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Samuel L. Bradbury Sentenced

Samuel L. Bradbury Sentenced

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced today that Samuel L. Bradbury, 23, of Pine Village, Indiana, was sentenced before Chief District Court Judge Philip P. Simon to 41 months incarceration, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $7098.58 in restitution. 

Bradbury was convicted on July 2, 2015, after a weeklong jury trial, of maliciously conveying false information. 

According to the evidence presented at trial, on June 19, 2014, Bradbury posted threats on social media to kill two specific law enforcement officials and two specific judges in Tippecanoe County.  He also threatened to damage the Tippecanoe County Courthouse along with police vehicles using thermite, an incendiary substance.  On June 21, 2014, law enforcement executed search warrants on the house where Bradbury lived, locating the social media posting along with other relevant evidence to include materials to make thermite. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of Tippecanoe County Law Enforcement Agencies. This trial was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Jill Koster and Abizer Zanzi.

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Updated March 2, 2016