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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Former State Correctional Inmate Sentenced To 7 More Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Federal Judges

ERIE, Pa. - A former inmate of the Fayette State Correctional Institution in LaBelle, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months in jail on his conviction of mailing a threatening communication, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. imposed the sentence on Gregory Garrett Brown, 49. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Brown is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, Brown mailed a letter to a United States Magistrate Judge which contained a threat to kill the Magistrate Judge and a United States District Judge.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cohill noted Brown's lengthy history of violence and the fact that Brown was incarcerated for threatening an Erie Court of Common Pleas judge when he threatened the Magistrate Judge and District Judge.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Marshal's Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Brown.

Updated July 14, 2015