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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trumbull County man sentenced to nearly four years in prison for making threats

An Ohio man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for mailing threatening communications and threatening to damage or destroy a building with an explosive, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland office.

Charles James Reighard, 67, of Burghill, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi to to 46 months in prison, with mental health counseling, and ordered to pay $3,788 in repayment to first-responders

Reighard previously pleaded guilty to two counts. Reighard sent communications to his victim with the intent to extort money from him and which contained a threat to injure him and/or his family. This occurred between September 4, 2014, to on or about October 17, 2014. On October 16, 2014, Reighard engaged in conduct with the intent to convey false or misleading information that the offices at 6630 Seville Drive, in Canfield, Ohio, would be damaged or destroyed by an explosive, according to court documents.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Seabury Gould, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations of Youngstown, and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated January 8, 2016