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New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar


This news story was published on March 9, 2020.
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MN Rep. Ilhan Omar

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A New York man with a gun stockpile has been sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., 55, of Addison, NY, pleaded guilty back in November of 2019 before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to threatening to assault and murder a United States official, and being a felon in possession of firearms. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that on March 21, 2019, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the defendant placed a telephone call to the offices of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Member of the United States Congress from the 5th Congressional District in Minnesota, in Washington, D.C. A member of Congresswoman Omar’s staff answered the call. During the call, the defendant stated, “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a (expletive) terrorist. Somebody ought to put a bullet in her skull. Back in the day, our forefathers would have put a bullet in her (expletive).” The staff member recalled that the defendant stated, “I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull.”

Carlineo made the threatening call to retaliate against Congresswoman Omar based on her performance of her official duties. Because he hates individuals he views as radical Muslims being in the United States government, he believed that Congresswoman Omar supports Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and that Congresswoman Omar’s election to the United States Congress was illegitimate.

After receiving the call, the threat was referred to the United States Capitol Police, Threat Assessment Section, who began an investigation in coordination with the FBI.

In addition, on April 5, 2019, the defendant – a previously convicted felon – possessed a load .45 caliber handgun, three rifles, two shotguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his residence in Addison, NY. In 1998, the defendant was convicted of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree in Steuben County Court. In view of that conviction defendant was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

“This prosecution highlights the fact that the rights secured in our Constitution carry with them certain responsibilities,” noted U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “The First Amendment right to freedom of speech carries with it the responsibility that individuals not make threats to harm lawmakers simply because they may disagree with them. The Second Amendment right to bear arms carries with it the responsibility that individuals who desire to possess firearms not commit felony crimes. This Office remains vigilant in upholding the rule of law and reinforcing the notion that—above all else—our Nation’s founders viewed self-governance as the responsibility that each citizen has to control and govern their own behavior.”

The plea is the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the United States Capitol Police, under the direction of Matthew R. Verderosa.

Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. sentenced Carlineo to one year and one day in prison after Omar sent a letter to the judge recommending “compassion” and that Carlieno, should be allowed a chance to “make amends and seek redemption.”

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7 Responses to New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    good, one more intolerant trump supporter in jail!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Deport her back to her own country

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 10, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      She lives in her own country you moron.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2020 at 8:48 am

    I have family in the Twin Cities, they have told me she will only have one term… if she would shut her mouth and be a Senator she would be ok. But she says stupid shit all the time that’s so over the top nobody wants her around anymore

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    The one who should be in jail is Omar for being a traitor to this country

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 9, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      You and I both know that it would NEVER happen. She’s a liberal Democrat.

      Democrat = Check
      Extreme Liberal = Check
      Female = Don’t want to know so Check
      Muslim = Check

      Well, she’s safe from being removed from office, or prosecuted for anything she might do.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 9, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      And justice for all….except you and you and you.