A Utah man was arrested on Friday and charged for threatening a Palestinian rights organization.
According to publicly filed court documents, between Oct.
31 and Nov.
2, Kevin Brent Buchanan, of Tooele, called the organization and left at least five voice messages stating, in part, “You’re the enemy,” “You’re being catalogued,” “You’re gonna die” and “You’re dead people walking.
Buchanan is charged with transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another.
If convicted, Buchanan faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000.
Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General Matthew G.
Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, U.
Attorney Matthew M.
Graves for the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge David Sundberg of the FBI Washington Field Office made the announcement.
The FBI Washington Field Office investigated the case, with significant assistance from the FBI Salt Lake City Field Office and the U.
Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah.
Trial Attorney Sanjay Patel of the Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section and Assistant U.
Attorney Risa Berkower for the District of Columbia’s Fraud, Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section are prosecuting the case, with assistance from James Donnelly of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation.
All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.