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Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 10, 2019

Oregon man sentenced to 15 years in prison for cyberstalking and making threats to his former co-workers and law enforcement officials

An Oregon man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for cyberstalking and making threats to his former co-workers and law enforcement officials.

A jury found Michael A. Hagar guilty earlier this year of one count of cyberstalking and two counts of interstate threatening communication after a weeklong trial.

Hagar, 48, was employed at a Goodyear store in Salem, Oregon, from 2011 through 2013. He was employed by Eaton in Portland, Oregon, from 2014 through 2015. He was involuntarily terminated from both positions, according to court documents and trial testimony.

Hager sent numerous threatening e-mails to at least seven former co-workers at Eaton and Goodyear in 2015 and 2016, as well as threatening emails to law enforcement officials in Oregon. The e-mails he sent traveled through Eaton and Goodyear data centers in Northeast Ohio, according to court documents and trial testimony.

In 2016, Hagar was personally served with a temporary stalking protective order ordering him to stop any contact with an Eaton employee identified as R.G. He was also arrested for trespassing on Goodyear property in Oregon, according to court documents and trial testimony.

On May 30, 2016, he sent an email to R.G. and Oregon law enforcement officials with the subject line: “I AM GOING TO RUIN EVERYONE OF YOU(R) LIVES,” according to court documents and trial testimony.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel J. Riedl and Om Kakani following an investigation by the FBI.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated June 10, 2019