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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rochester Man Sentenced to 20 Months for Threatening to Kill Federal Prosecutor

Defendant Threatened to Kill Rochester AUSA

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Tony Ivey, age 53, of Rochester, New York, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for threatening to kill an Assistant United States Attorney.

 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian of the Northern District of New York, whose office handled the prosecution.

 

On June 14, 2016, Ivey called the Rochester Branch Office of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, and threatened to kill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with an assault rifle. Prior to the threat, the AUSA had explained to Ivey that he could not directly assist Ivey with the complaint Ivey had called about and attempted to refer Ivey to an agency that could assist him.

 

Chief United States District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., of the Western District of New York, also imposed a 3-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release.

 

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service for the Western District of New York, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Brown of the Northern District of New York.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 8, 2017