Man accused of threatening Jewish centers indicted

3 months 1 week 5 days ago March 16, 2017 Mar 16, 2017 Thursday, March 16 2017 Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:43:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former journalist from St. Louis accused of threatening Jewish organizations around the country has been indicted in New York on one count of cyberstalking.

Juan Thompson appeared Wednesday at a hearing in St. Louis during which the indictment was announced. He has been jailed in Missouri since his March 3 arrest. A New York hearing date hasn't been set.

Prosecutors allege that Thompson made threats against at least eight Jewish community centers, schools or other facilities in an effort to harass an ex-girlfriend. They say that in some cases he emailed threats using the woman's name. In others, he used his own name but asserted she was trying to falsely implicate him.

Thompson, who was fired from the online publication The Intercept last year after being accused of fabricating story details, has not entered a plea. His attorney has declined comment.

 

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