NY man pleads guilty to threatening Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene
SYRACUSE, New York-- A man in New York state pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday for sending threatening voicemails to Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Joseph Morelli pleaded guilty to three counts of interstate threatening communications in federal court in Syracuse. Authorities say Morelli, who plainly identified himself in the voicemails, left seven threatening messages at the Congresswoman's office last March. He also threatened to harm any law enforcement that responds to his calls.
Authorities say he said he would show her what violence truly is, and physically harm her. The judge allowed Morelli to continue to be released on home confinement pending his sentencing on June 1st. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
But according to prosecutors, he could likely be sentenced to an estimated 10 to 16 months if given credit for accepting responsibility.