Greece Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Schumer, Schiff

A Greece man has pleaded guilty to making death threats against New York Senator Chuck Schumer and California Congressman Adam Schiff, both Democrats.

According to the United State’s Attorney’s Office, Salvatore Lippa II, 57, pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening a United States official. Lippa admitted making the threats because he was upset about impeachement proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Lippa left voicemails that included a death threat to Schiff and Schumer, according to federal prosecutors. The alleged threat against Schiff occurred on January 23, and the threat against Schumer on February 4.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 1, 2020, at 10 a.m. before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. 

Lippa faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

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