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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Keene Man Charged With Extortion And Threatening

          CONCORD – Christopher C. Cantwell, 39, of Keene, was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with making extortionate communications and sending interstate threats, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

          The indictment alleges that on June 16, 2019, Cantwell threatened to injure another person if the victim of the threat did not provide Cantwell with personal information about a third party.

          Cantwell was arrested on January 23, 2020.  He is being held in custody pending a detention hearing on January 28, 2020. 

          Cantwell’s trial has been scheduled for March 3 2020.

          This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the New Hampshire State Police, Keene Police Department, and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John S. Davis and Anna Krasinski.

          An indictment is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

 

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Press Release Number: 
20-014
Updated January 23, 2020