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Man Sentenced for Threatening to Kill Employees and Residents of a Veterans Nonprofit

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Fred Hood, a/k/a “Taylor Taylor,” age 57, was sentenced today to time served (about 10.5 months in jail) for threatening to kill employees and residents of a Massachusetts veterans services program.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Chief Thomas Gibbons of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police in Albany.

As part of his guilty plea on September 20, 2019, Hood admitted that he sent multiple electronic messages from a VA facility in Albany to individuals at a nonprofit veterans services organization, threatening to commit a shooting attack at the organization’s residence on the campus of the Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds, Massachusetts. 

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino sentenced Hood – who has been in custody since March 2, 2019 – to time-served and to a 3-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release.

This case was investigated by the VA Police with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.

Updated April 18, 2023

Violent Crime