Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Man Who Threatened Judge in Michael Flynn’s Case Sentenced to 18 Months

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A New York man has been handed an 18-month prison sentence for threatening to kill the judge overseeing the criminal case against former national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. During a court hearing on Monday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said that the length of Frank Caporusso’s sentence reflected the “despicable” nature of his death threat toward U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan last year. Caporusso, who is in his early 50s, called Sullivan’s chambers and left a 30-second voicemail threatening to kill him and his fellow staff members if he remained on Flynn’s case, according to the defendant’s guilty plea with prosecutors. “You will not be safe. A hot piece of lead will cut through your skull,” the May 14, 2020 voicemail said. “Back out of this bulls**t before it’s too late, or we’ll start cutting down your staff. This is not a threat. This is a promise.” The defendant …

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