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Man sentenced for threatening to damage government buildings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeremy E. Smith, 37, an incarcerated individual at the United States Penitentiary at Hazelton, was sentenced to 27 months incarceration for threatening to destroy government buildings, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Smith mailed threats to destroy buildings in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago on November 26, 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Threat to Damage Buildings by Use of Explosives” in February 2017.

His sentence is to run consecutively to any sentence previously imposed or that he is currently serving.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service and the Special Investigative Services at USP Hazleton investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated March 29, 2017