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Texas Man Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Sending Antisemitic Death Threats

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

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JEREMY JOSEPH was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for sending interstate threats to injure or kill two former co-workers.  JOSEPH previously pled guilty, two days after his trial on these charges had begun, before U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken, who imposed today’s sentence. 

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Jeremy Joseph sent hateful, violent, and antisemitic death threats over email to two former co-workers.  Joseph made these threats as part of a broader scheme in which Joseph threatened dozens of victims, many of whom were Jewish or were perceived to be Jewish.  This prosecution and today’s sentence make clear that this Office will not tolerate crimes of hate and will continue to seek justice for the victims of these offensive and harmful acts.”

According to Indictment, other public filings, and statements made in court:

From in or about December 2022 through at least in or about January 2023, JOSEPH sent terrifying death threats over email to two former colleagues (the “Victims”) that he worked with over 10 years prior.  The emails detailed how JOSEPH planned to murder his Victims and included photographs of pipe bombs, ammunition, and a firearm.  The emails also included personal information about the Victims and their families. 

JOSEPH’s threats towards the Victims were part of a larger pattern of death threats sent to various other individuals from JOSEPH’s life, as well as politicians, judges, and prosecutors.  The targets of his threats spanned multiples countries and U.S. states.  In these communications, JOSEPH consistently used violent, threatening language that targeted Jewish people. 

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In addition to the prison term, JOSEPH, 41, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to three years of supervised release. 

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office’s Civil Rights Unit in the Criminal Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jamie Bagliebter and Diarra M. Guthrie are in charge of the prosecution.


Nicholas Biase, Lauren Scarff, Shelby Wratchford
(212) 637-2600

Updated April 23, 2024

Civil Rights
Press Release Number: 24-143