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Boynton Beach man found guilty of threatening a member of Congress

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On Feb. 22, following a two-day trial, a federal jury in Ft. Lauderdale convicted a man for calling the office of a Congress member in Washington, D.C. and threatening to kill the member of Congress and another. 

On Jan. 29, 2023, Frank Stanzione, 53, of Boynton Beach, Florida, made a telephone call from his residence in Boynton Beach to the office of a member of the United States House of Representatives. Stanzione left a voice message for the member that stated the following:

[Victim 1] you fat f------ piece of s--- f-----. You better watch your mother f------ back because I’m gonna bash your mother f------ f----- head in with a bat until your brains are splattered across the f------ wall. You lying, disgusting, disgraceful, mother f------ f-----. You mother f------ piece of s---. You’re gonna get f------ murdered you goddamn lying piece of garbage. Watch your back you fat, ugly, piece of s---. You and [Victim 2] are dead.

The Congress member’s chief of staff reported the message to the United States Capitol Police (USCP) the next morning. The USCP began investigating the voice message as a threat and determined that it was made from a telephone number assigned to Stanzione. 

On Jan. 31, 2023, USCP special agents went to the address associated with the telephone number and interviewed Stanzione. USCP confirmed that Stanzione had left the voice message for the Congress member. Stanzione found the telephone number on an online search engine. 

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Chief J. Thomas Manger of USCP announced the guilty verdict. 

USCP – Threat Assessment Section investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Dispoto and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Wheeler are prosecuting it.  

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 23-cr-80064.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated February 23, 2024

Domestic Terrorism
Violent Crime