FBI Philadelphia
Public Affairs Specialist Carrie Adamowski
philadelphia.media@fbi.gov
July 17, 2018

Allentown Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Threats Against the President, Law Enforcement

Glen Joseph, 48, of Allentown, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Joseph was found guilty in April of all nine charges against him: one count of threats against the United States president, two counts of threats to a law enforcement officer, and six counts of interstate communication of threats.

Joseph used his Facebook account to post the threats, many accompanied by violent images, including the decapitated body of an FBI special agent.

“Joseph published on the Internet multiple threats against a female FBI special agent, who was to be raped and strangled to death; a man he thought to be an agent, who was to be beheaded; a state court judge and the judge’s wife, who were to be killed, and the president,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph LaBar said in his sentencing memorandum.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service.