New York Man Sentenced to One Year for Threatening Former Business Partner
PHILADELPHIA—Roger Eichenholtz, 70, of Westchester County, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for making threats over the Internet. He pleaded guilty April 28, 2014 to sending threatening communications through interstate commerce. After losing civil litigation over a business, Eichenholtz sent a numbering of harassing e-mails to his opponents, located in Chester County, PA, threatening further litigation. On September 24, 2013, Eichenholtz sent another e-mail threatening civil and criminal litigation. He concluded the e-mail with the following:
PLAN B- if for some unforeseen miracle, you escape justice, I have access to a “Side Bolt 45.cal with six silver bullets that have your name on them.”
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond ordered three years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and ordered the defendant be taken into immediate custody.
The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.