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Chazy Man Pleads Guilty to Making Threats on Facebook

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Defendant Used Facebook Postings and Text Messages to Threaten to Injure and Kill a Plattsburgh-Area Man

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Brock Brian Beeman, age 23, of Chazy, New York, pled guilty today to making interstate threats to injure or kill a Plattsburgh-area man.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations.

In March 2015, Beeman sent threatening communications to a Plattsburgh-area man, by text message and through Facebook.  Beeman continued sending these communications even after his victim said he would notify law enforcement if Beeman did not stop.

Beeman faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years, and possible restitution to the victim, when he is sentenced on July 13, 2016 by United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Horsman.

Updated March 8, 2016