A Colorado man was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on 12 federal counts for allegedly threatening members of Congress and their family members over a three-month period between last November and January.
According to federal court documents unsealed this week in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Malachi Mathias Moon Seals faces counts including influencing or retaliating against a federal official by threat; interstate communication of threats; and influencing or retaliating against a federal official by threat to family.
The threats, according to the indictment, were made “with intent to impede, intimidate, and interfere with such official while engaged in the performance of official duties and with intent to retaliate against such official on account of the performance of official duties.”
He was indicted by a federal grand jury, according to the documents, which were filed on Tuesday. Moon Seals made his first court appearance on Wednesday and received a personal recognizance bond. A BusinessDen reporter first tweeted about the indictment Thursday.
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