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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cleveland Heights Man Charged With Making Interstate Threats

A federal grand jury sitting in returned an indictment charging Justin Michael Krueger, age 23, whose last known address was Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with two counts of threats to another by interstate communication, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

While in Kansas and California, Krueger made interstate threats against relatives in Ohio, threatening to injure and kill them, according to the indictment.

Krueger was arrested on December 6, 2013, by the FBI and Safe Streets Task Force on a federal arrest warrant.  Assisting the FBI with the arrest was the Cleveland Heights Police Department. 

If convicted, Krueger’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including his prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offenses and the unique characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Dirksen. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015