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Feds Charge Georgia Man with Making Threats to NJ Company Executive

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

A Georgia man today admitted making interstate threats to an executive officer of a New Jersey-based company, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Federal officials said Mr. Alan Wallace, 59, of Cumming, GA, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with one count of transmitting interstate threats.

According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From January 2021 to March 2021, Wallace, a former employee of Company-1, sent threatening email communications to Victim-1, an executive officer of Company-1, a publicly-traded company with headquarters in New Jersey.

Victim-1's Company-1 email account received the emails every few days beginning on January 11, 2021, and continuing through early March 2021, with more sporadic emails arriving thereafter.

The emails were sent to Victim-1 from an anonymous email service.

The emails threatened violence to Victim-1 and to Victim-1's family if Company-1's stock did not exceed a certain share value within 30 days.

An email received on February 5, 2021, with the subject line "Blood Bath," read: "[Victim-1], it seems you don't care about your family.

This will be an absolute blood bath if stock isn't over $200 in 2 weeks. Your hurt [sic] so many, and now it is your turn to experience it."

The interstate threats charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 23, 2022.