A Hawthorne NJ man pleaded guilty to federal charges of making a threatening phone call to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
A federal judge in U.S. District Court in Newark NJ accepted 28-year-old Ronnie McMillian Jr.’s plea agreement. Mr. McMillian admitted making the call to Mr. Jindal last September.
According to authorities, Mr. McMillian left a voicemail saying that Mr. Jindal and other Republicans would “get a bullet in the head.”
Prosecutors believe that Mr. McMillian regularly made threatening phone calls to the offices of public officials, including U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann and several other members of Congress.
According to prosecutors, Mr. McMillian used vulgar language when calling Mr. Jindal, including language attacking the governor’s position on gay rights.
Mr. McMillian is scheduled for sentencing in January 2013. He could receive a term of incarceration of as many as five (5) years in prison. Additionally, he could be fined up to $250,000.00.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Admits Making Threatening Call to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.”