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NJ Man Sentenced for Threatening to Assault, Murder Federal Law Enforcement

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New Jersey

By: Yuritza Arroyo

A New Jersey man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for threatening to assault and murder federal law enforcement officers, federal officials announced today.

According to federal officials, Frank Monte, 51, was previously convicted following a one-week trial of three counts of threatening a federal law enforcement officer and two counts of transmitting threats in interstate commerce.

Officials say, the sentence was imposed on Nov. 21, in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and the evidence at trial:

On July 21, 2019, Monte repeatedly called the emergency line of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Police at the VA Lyons hospital campus.

Documents state, during one of those calls, Monte threatened to “shoot up” a VA Police officer.

On Oct. 15, 2019, Monte called the office of a U.S. Congressman and spoke with a staff member.

Officials say, during that call, Monte threatened that if he ever saw a particular special agent of the U.S. Secret Service in New Jersey, Monte would assault him.

On Oct. 18, 2019, Monte called a special agent of the U.S. Capitol Police.

According to police, during that call, Monte once again threatened to assault the same special agent of the U.S. Secret Service.

In addition to the prison term, Monte was sentenced to three years of supervised release.