St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening A Federal Officer
St. Thomas, USVI – Thomas Bitter, 36, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Thomas before visiting District Court Judge Juan R. Sanchez to one count of threatening a federal officer, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
According to the plea agreement, between May and June of 2016, Bitter sent threatening e-mails to a Judicial Security Inspector at the District Court of the Virgin Islands after the Inspector admonished Bitter for sending numerous threatening e-mails to a federal judge in the Central District of California.
Under federal law, Bitter faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for March 9, 2017.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.