Boston, Massachusetts 2021-01-13 16:09:19 –
Navy veterans in New Hampshire are facing federal crimes for calling six lawmakers before Christmas and threatening to kill them.
Amherst’s Rider Weinger, 33, was arrested on Monday, according to the Federal Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire. He appeared in the first court at a meeting on Tuesday, where his lawyer said he had pleaded not guilty.
Court documents are graphic. Federal agents said Weinger left a voicemail message in the offices of six lawmakers in Washington, DC on December 16th and 17th. It is unclear which lawmaker was allegedly threatened.
One voicemail said, “… you should support Donald Trump as president. There was a massive scam in this country. And if you don’t support it, we drag you out and we I’ll hang you. My neck will die. Good luck. “
In some voicemails, federal agents said he had identified himself by name or gave him his phone number.
In another message, Weinger left a voicemail saying, “Hey (abuse). What happens to the pandemic when 99% of people survive? Eh? (Abuse) they don’t seem to understand what the pandemic is.” Has been done.
Federal agents said the message continued. “… Stand behind Donald Trump or we’ll hang you.
Weinger will be detained until at least Thursday and will appear before a federal security judge for a detention trial at Concord’s US District Court.
During last week’s violence at the US House of Parliament, security is being taken at the New Hampshire General Court in response to warnings of possible further violence over the inauguration of Joe Biden in the presidential election.
His lawyer, Chuck Keef, said Weinger was a “decorated veteran” and his allegations had nothing to do with the violence that took place at the US Capitol last week.
“These accusations stem from an alleged case that occurred in December 2020. There is no allegation that the allegations against Mr. Weinger were in any way related to the January 6, 2021 case, and we Has no information. In Washington, DC. ” “There is no claim or information we own that Mr. Weinger was in Washington, DC that day.”
“He is looking forward to resolving this issue as soon as possible and returning to his family,” Keef added.
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