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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Resisting Impeding Secret Service Agents


    ROCHESTER, N.Y. C U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Christopher Ludwig, 31, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty to resisting and impeding officers before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that on April 26, 2012, the defendant called the Monroe County Board of Elections and made a threatening remark concerning President Barack Obama. On May 3, 2012, when Special Agents with the United States Secret Service went to Ludwig’s residence, he forcibly resisted and impeded efforts to place him under arrest.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 5, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.
Updated November 24, 2014