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Fulton County Man Sentenced for Transmitting Threats

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Jesse Bedell threatened to blow up and burn down NAMIC plant in Glens Falls

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jesse Bedell, age 36, of Mayfield, New York, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for transmitting threats to injure another person. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew Scarpino, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), made the announcement.

Bedell was convicted following a two-day jury trial in February 2024. The evidence established that Bedell applied to work at Medline Industries’ NAMIC Division in Glens Falls and received an employment offer conditioned upon passing a background investigation. Bedell, however, failed to disclose a prior criminal conviction. As a result, on January 9, 2020, Medline withdrew the employment offer. The following morning, Bedell phoned Medline employees in Neptune, New Jersey, and Northfield, Illinois, and threatened to burn down and blow up the Glens Falls plant. Bedell also threated to kill the employee in Illinois.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, which will start when Bedell is released from prison.

The case was investigated by the Glens Falls Police Department and HSI, with assistance from the Warren County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer prosecuted the case.

Updated June 12, 2024

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