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An Illinois man was arrested Tuesday morning over threats to kill Democrats on Inauguration Day, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home in suburban Chicago early Tuesday morning, and charged with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the Chicago Tribune. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint published by the Sun-Times, Capriotti has been leaving threatening voicemails for members of Congress since 2017, and was in February 2020 interviewed by FBI agents, who told him to stop or else he would face charges. 

At the time, Capriotti told officers that he was “just f—ing” with the unnamed lawmakers and “didn’t mean any ill will,” the complaint states. 

But according to the complaint, Capriotti did not heed the warning, and went back to harassing members of Congress after President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election in November.

According to the complaint, Capriotti left several threatening voicemails for members of Congress from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in November and December.

On November 18, he told a member of Congress from Michigan that he was …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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