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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2017

Suburban Man Sentenced for Threatening Texas AG’s Office

HOUSTON – A 55-year-old resident of Sugar Land has been ordered to federal prison for sending a threatening email to the Texas Attorney General’s Office (TXAG) and various employees with other state agencies, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Syed Kaleem Razvi pleaded guilty Oct. 3, 2016.

 

Today U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore sentenced Razvi to 24 months in federal prison immediately followed by two years of supervised release.

 

Razvi sent an email communication on June 8, 2015, to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Child Support Division, as well as various employees with other Texas agencies. The subject line of the email said “Tell Atty General of Texas this.” The email threatened the Attorney General of Texas, as well as all those emailed that Razvi would “get up in arms against you all,” and that he wished “God burn your houses and burn the bodies of your own children and yourself.” The email also demanded that the Attorney General of Texas return his money or “FACE TERRORISM.”

 

Razvi will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

 

The FBI conducted the investigation in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Office - Criminal Investigations Division. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted Imperato, Alamdar Hamdani and Andrew Leuchtmann prosecuted the case.

 

Topic: 
National Security
Updated February 13, 2017