Man who threatened Graham sent to prison

October 12, 2013

A Pickens County man who admitted he wrote a letter threatening to kill Senator Lindsey Graham drew a near seven-year prison term when sentenced Friday in U-S District Court at Anderson. As ordered by Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr., 32-year old Easley resident Simon Peter Long was sent to federal prison for 87 months for the offense of a mailing a threatening communication to harm a U-S government official. In a letter in late November 2012, the government contended, Long claimed, and these are the defendant’s words, “I’ve got a bullet with your name on it along with your family.” A U-S Attorney’s Office announcement states Long admitted to the FBI that he wrote the letter, meant what he said, and still felt the same way—though when sentenced Friday said he no longer felt animosity toward Graham.

 

 

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