Keene Man Indicted for Threatening to Kill a Member of Congress
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire
CONCORD – A federal grand jury has indicted Allan Poller, 23, for calling the office of a member of the United States House of Representatives and threatening to kill the Congressman, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.
The indictment includes one count of threatening to assault and murder a federal official, and one count of transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure the person of another. Poller will appear in federal court for arraignment at a later date.
According to the charging documents, on March 29, 2023 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Poller called the congressional office in Washington D.C. and left a voicemail, stating:
Hi, my name is Allan Poller, A-L-L-A-N P-O-L-L-E-R, phone number 8931. And I just want to let you know, Representative [Name], if you keep on coming for the gays, we’re gonna strike back and I guarantee you, you do not want to fuck with us. We will kill you if that’s what it takes. I will take a bullet to your fucking head if you fuck with my rights anymore. And then if you want to keep going down that path, you know who’s next.
Count one provides for a sentence of up to ten years in prison, and count two provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison. Each count also provides for up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division and the United States Capitol Police led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the Keene, New Hampshire Police Department and the Springfield, Vermont Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarad E. Hodes is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Updated April 26, 2023