A judge just threw the book at a man who repeatedly threatened President Trump’s family. The judge gave the Seattle man five years in prison for making threats against Trump’s family, synagogues, and members of the media.
Chase Bliss Colasurdo, 27, pleaded guilty in May. From Seattle Pi:
A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump’s family, synagogues and media figures.
Chase Bliss Colasurdo was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May. He was arrested after posting a photo showing a gun pointed at a picture of Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law. He also made online threats to kill Donald Trump Jr.
He bought ammunition but was blocked from purchasing a handgun because the Secret Service flagged him.
This is from the indictment and you can see the Judge threw the book at him as he should have.
A 27-year-old Kent, Washington resident is in custody charged with two counts of making interstate threats for his online posts regarding members of President Trump’s family as well as ongoing threats to bomb synagogues and threats made against media figures in Southern California, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. CHASE BLISS COLASURDO, was arrested May 1, 2019 and will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle at 2:00 PM Thursday May 2, 2019.
According to the criminal complaint, in March 2019, a member of the public reported to the FBI concerns about Instagram and other social media posts where COLASURDO threatened to execute members of President Donald Trump’s family. Additionally, COLASURDO sent messages to five different media organizations that he was going to execute the family member. COLASURDO posted a photo on Instagram showing a hand with a firearm pointed at the photo of a Trump family member. When initially contacted by law enforcement in March, COLASURDO claimed his social media accounts had been hacked.
Despite his statements that he was not responsible for the posts, COLASURDO continued to make threatening comments, specifically threats to members of the Jewish community. In one post he wrote it was time to start “bombing synagogues.” As law enforcement continued to track his activity, it became clear he was purchasing various items related to firearms such as a holster, bulletproof vest and ammunition. COLASURDO attempted to purchase a firearm but was denied.FBI agents arrested COLASURDO without incident about 11:30 AM on May 1, 2019The charges contained in the complaint are allegations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the charges are proven in court beyond a reasonable doub
Interstate threats are punishable by up to five years in prison and three of supervised release.