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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 21, 2014

Rochester Man Sentenced For Resisting And Impeding Secret Service Agents

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. C U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Christopher Ludwig, 31, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of resisting and impeding officers, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled 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 sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Acting Agent in Charge Michael Adelizzio.

Updated November 21, 2014