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Lockport Man Going To Jail For Threatening To Kill The President, A Judge, His Wife, And A Secret Service Agent

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

CONTACT:    Barbara Burns
PHONE:    (716) 843-5817
FAX #:    (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jared Marc Brown, 26, of Lockport, NY, who was convicted of making a threat against the president, retaliating against a United States judge, retaliating against a federal law enforcement officer, and mailing three threatening communications, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Brenda K. Sannes. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who are handling the case, stated that on March 25, 2019, Brown sent a letter to a United States Secret Service Special Agent stating, “I’m [ ] gonna kill Donald Trump with Anthrax when I get out.” Also on March 25, 2019, Brown threatened to assault and murder United States District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, his spouse, and a United States Secret Service Special Agent. Brown made the threats in retaliation for an earlier prosecution by this office. Judge Vilardo presided over that case, and the Secret Service Special Agent conducted the investigation. Additionally, on July 11, 2019, and again on November 1, 2019, Brown mailed further threatening letters, including one that purported to contain anthrax.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service, under the direction Special Agent-in-Charge Jeffrey Burr.

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Updated December 22, 2022