Arrest Made in Threat to Murder Rep Ilhan Omar
Patrick Carlineo, Jr., 55, is under arrest in New York for threatening to kill Rep Ilhan Omar. He is charged under Title 18 USC §115(a)(1)(B) for threatening to “put a bullet in her f***ing skull.” And he didn’t just say it to a staffer in her office, he admitted he said at least something similar it to an FBI agent. You can read the full criminal complaint at this link.
The US Attorney’s office press release read in part: “…according to the complaint, on March 21, 2019, at approximately 12:20 p.m., a telephone call was received by a staff member for Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. During the call, an individual, eventually identified as the defendant, stated to the staff member, “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull.”
After receiving the call, the threat was referred to the United States Capitol Police, Threat Assessment Section, who began an investigation in coordination with the FBI.
The defendant made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being held pending a detention hearing on April 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.”
Carlineo conveniently gave his name and contact information to the staff member. The FBI was able to trace the phone number he called from back to a woman. The location information from the call placed the phone in Addison, New York.
Carlineo said he was angry on March 21, when he made the call.
The media made a point of saying that he is a Trump supporter. He’s an idiot – lots of those on both sides. There are some bad sides to anger, and this is one of them. Threatening to kill a US Congresswoman is a stupid thing to do. The FBI found two firearms at his residence, and at first he claimed they belonged to his girlfriend. Later he admitted they were his. Firearms owner no more, now with a felony arrest, poof that’s gone. The charge carries a possible penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Good luck paying that off at whatever measly wage a day he’ll get working in the prison.
Omar has come under fire recently for her desire to free a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hoda Abdelmonem being held in Egypt. Egypt lists the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. She spoke at CAIR, who was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land trial. Her record of anti-Semitic remarks is following her everywhere. The best way to ‘get rid’ of her is to vote her out of office.
I recently met with @jkbadawy and @thefreedomi to talk about Hoda Abdelmonem, a political prisoner in Egypt. I hope that Trump brings up her case in his meeting with the regime that has imprisoned her. We must work to #FreeHoda. pic.twitter.com/3KMPNd4Kfb— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 2, 2019