FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at the National Press Club in October. 

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A man who sent emails threatening to kill the household of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been sentenced to extra than one particular and a half years in prison.

Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent emails in late 2017 alleging that Pai had brought on a minor’s suicide by repealing net neutrality regulations and threatening to kill Pai’s household, officials stated.

He also sent an e mail containing an image of Pai and his household, officials stated.

Man pleaded guilty to sending the emails in August. 

“On-line threats of violence have actual-globe consequences,” G. Zachary Terwilliger, US Lawyer for the Eastern District of Virginia, stated in a statement on Friday. “Threatening to really kill a federal official’s household mainly because of a disagreement more than policy is not only inexcusable, it is criminal.”

Sentencing minutes posted by Ars Technica (PDF) show he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

(If you happen to be in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-Speak (8255), or make contact with the Crisis Text Line by texting Speak to 741741).

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