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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 31, 2020

Miami Man Who Allegedly Cyberstalked at Least 10 Victims, Repeatedly Threatening to Kill One of Them, Charged in Federal Court

Miami, Fl. -- South Florida federal prosecutors have charged 28-year-old Brandon Kevin Campbell with cyberstalking after he allegedly made repeated threats by telephone call and text message to injure or kill his victims, including a former girlfriend.

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.

From April 1, 2019 through mid-May 2020, Campbell allegedly called his former girlfriend’s cellular telephone over 850 times, her workplace approximately 2,000 times, and her sister’s workplace approximately 1,700 times. At the start of many of these calls, Campbell used a telephone number blocking technique (*67) to try to conceal his identity, according to the complaint. 

During telephone calls and in text messages, Campbell allegedly threatened his former girlfriend with statements such as: “Ima kill you you f***ing smut,” “I can’t wait til you die,” “I can’t wait to watch your soul leave your body,” and “Before your bday on my momma ima watch the blood leave your body, b***h.” The criminal complaint alleges that Campbell also harassed and threatened persons close to his former girlfriend, including her sister, her friend, and her co-workers. In one text message to the sister, Campbell allegedly wrote: “I’m at your house I swear to god ima kill [your sister] …Watch she dead.”  During a telephone conversation with a friend of his former girlfriend, Campbell allegedly threatened the following: “Police cannot save you. Promise. You going to die. Promise.” Finally, during phone calls to his former girlfriend’s workplace, Campbell threatened to show up, shoot everyone inside, then kill himself, according to the criminal complaint. The FBI learned about the threats and began investigating Campbell after receiving a tip through the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center. 

Campbell appeared today in Miami federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis, who detained him pending trial.  Campbell faces up to five years in federal prison.

FBI Miami investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Yara Klukas is prosecuting it.

You may find related court documents and information on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case no. 20-mj-03509.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Updated September 1, 2020