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Defendant Pleads Guilty To Interstate Threats To Injure Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Faces up to Five Years in Prison

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Roy Redeye, age 39, of Cortland and Akwesasne, New York, pled guilty yesterday to two counts of interstate threats to injure another person announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations, and Matthew Rourke, Saint Regis Mohawk Police Chief. Redeye admitted during the change of plea hearing that on February 6, 2015, he posted threats to injure and kill three Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Officers on Facebook.

On both counts, Redeye faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release up to 3 years. Sentencing is set for April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM before Senior U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations in both Massena and Syracuse, with assistance from the Cortland Police Department, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Horsman prosecuted the case.

The case was prosecuted under the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York’s Indian Country Public Safety Initiative, which was established as a result of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. That Act launched department-wide initiatives to enhance public safety in Indian Country.

Updated February 4, 2016