A California man faces as much as 5 years in jail after pleading responsible to threatening U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
Eugene Huelsman, a 59-year-old resident of Thousand Oaks, Calif., pleaded responsible Thursday to at least one rely of transmission of a risk in interstate commerce, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Northern District of Florida.
Huelsman left a voice mail at Gaetz’s district workplace in Pensacola that included a risk to “put a bullet in” Gaetz and members of the congressman’s household, in response to a information launch from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
“The investigation revealed this was not the primary time Huelsman made threats involving political figures. Huelsman had beforehand been investigated for threatening a member of a former president’s household through social media,” the information launch mentioned.
A sentencing listening to for Huelsman has been set for June 30 on the federal courthouse in Pensacola.
Along with a most five-year sentence, Huelsman may face a high quality of as much as $250,000.