Milwaukee Man Charged with Threatening to Kill United States Probation Officer
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2013|
United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that earlier today, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Ramon Alvarado (age 29) a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with threatening to kill his former supervising United States probation officer. If convicted, Alvarado faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The indictment alleges, that on March 26, 2013, Alvarado threatened to kill an employee of the United States Probation Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin with intent to retaliate against the employee on account of the performance of her official duties in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 115(a)(1)(B). Alvarado was originally charged via criminal complaint on April 5, 2013. Alvarado, a Latin Kings gang member, was supervised by the United States Probation Office following completion of his term of imprisonment for a 2008 federal RICO conspiracy conviction.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly B. Watzka.
An indictment is merely the formal method of charging an individual and does not constitute evidence of his or her guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.