Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill a Federal Prosecutor
Telephone Call to United States Attorney’s Office in Rochester Includes Threat to Kill an Assistant United States Attorney
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tony Ivey, 53, of Rochester, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court for the Western District of New York to threatening to kill a Rochester based Assistant United States Attorney. The announcement was made by United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York Richard S. Hartunian, whose office prosecuted the case.
On June 14, 2016, Ivey twice called the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York in Rochester, New York and threatened to kill an Assistant United States Attorney with an assault rifle. The threats were made when Mr. Ivey was advised by the Assistant United States Attorney he could not directly assist him with a complaint and referred Ivey to another agency to address the problem.
Ivey faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years, and a special assessment of $100, when he is sentenced on March 7, 2017, in Rochester by Chief United States District Judge Frank, P. Geraci, Jr. 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 the United States Marshals Service for the Western District of New York and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Brown of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.