ABINGDON (AP) A California man has been sentenced to six months in prison for lying to federal agents about making threats against a Virginia congressman.
Eun Soo Lee, of Cypress, California, pleaded guilty in November to lying when questioned about making threats against former U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th District.
Prosecutors said Lee used a fake Facebook account in 2017 to call Garrett derogatory names and make threats. One of the messages said: “You’re dead if I ever meet you in real life.”
He initially denied sending messages to Garrett, but later acknowledged sending the threats when agents traced the messages.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said in a news release that Lee was sentenced Jan. 30.