New York man admits telephone threats to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

New York man admits telephone threats to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Federal prosecutors introduced this week {that a} New York man had pleaded guilty to creating threatening telephone calls to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s House workplace in Washington.

Joseph F. Morelli, 51, of Endicott, admitted Wednesday to leaving a sequence of disturbing voicemail messages in March of final yr. 

“I’m gonna should take your life into my very own fingers … I’m gonna harm you. Physically, I’m gonna hurt you,” Morelli stated in a menacing message he left on March 3, 2022, in response to prosecutors.

A second voicemail message left by Morelli that very same day stated, partly, “I’m gonna have to indicate you, to your face, proper up entrance, what violence really is, and I don’t suppose you’re gonna prefer it … I will pay somebody 500 bucks to take a baseball bat and crack your cranium … You are going to get f–king bodily harm.”

“You’re gonna trigger individuals to get harm, so I’m gonna have to harm you bodily … I’m gonna ensure that, even when they lock me up, somebody’s gonna get you ‘trigger I’ll pay them too,” a 3rd voicemail left by Morelli stated. 

Among Morreli’s telephone threats included threatening Greene by saying “I’m gonna harm you.”
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The case was investigated by the FBI and US Capitol Police.

Morelli shall be sentenced on June 1 and faces as much as 5 years in jail, a tremendous of as much as $250,000, and a time period of supervised launch of as much as three years. 

Greene instructed The Post on Friday that Morelli is “at house” as he awaits his sentencing, and that it’s a signal of the “two-tiered justice” system that a number of Republicans have just lately raged in opposition to. 

“A person pleads responsible for planning to kill me or paying somebody to do it. Now he’s at house, capable of do it whereas awaiting sentencing. But a man who sat at Pelosi’s desk faces 20 years & individuals who walked into the Capitol on J6 are rotting in jail pretrial,” Greene stated in a press release. 

She went on to say that there’s a lack of media curiosity in threats made in opposition to her life in comparison with the protection threats made in opposition to liberal lawmakers obtain. 

“The press retains asking me about threats in opposition to Rep. [Ilhan] Omar, however none of them knew about this responsible plea for a risk in opposition to my life. Multiple individuals who wish to kill me have been arrested, however the DC media doesn’t report it,” Greene instructed The Post. 

“It’s two-tiered justice and two-tiered protection,” she added. 

In December, US Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told the Senate Rules Committee that greater than 9,000 threats in opposition to members of Congress had been recorded in 2022. 

In a tweet final yr, Greene claimed that she has been the victim of several “swatting” episodes

Greene tweeted that on Aug. 26, 2022, police had been referred to as to her Georgia house after somebody made a prank name to officers saying there was an emergency there.

“I used to be swatted for the sixth time final evening,” Greene wrote on Twitter, including that “Swatting is a really critical crime. The caller desires to have their sufferer murdered by police. But it is usually an enormous abuse of police assets and time, which is another excuse it’s a critical crime. God bless my native police.”



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