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Oneida County Man Sentenced for Mailing a Threatening Letter

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Richard Hileman, age 39, of Marcy, New York, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for mailing a threatening letter. 

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

As part of his previous guilty plea, Hileman admitted that on September 3, 2021 he mailed a letter to a woman who lived in Ballston Spa, New York.  In the letter, Hileman threatened the woman not to end her personal relationship with him.  Hileman wrote, in part, “i have 2 different guns and a vest . . .”  and “i told you before if you left me someone will pay people dont really know me once I set my mind it’s set if you contact anyone it will not be nice [sic].”  Hileman further wrote, in part, “. . . if you contact the jail or police your lovely kids wont have a mother i swear on my dead son they cant keep me forever I’ll get out one day [sic][.]”   

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release to follow Hileman’s term of incarceration. 

The FBI and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s Office of Special Investigation investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss prosecuted the case.

Updated February 21, 2023

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