Patrick Carlineo Jr. faced the possibility of ten years in prison for his actions
By James Crump; @thejamescrump
Omar called for compassion in a Twitter post in November ( AFP )
A man who threatened the life of Rep. Ilhan Omar has been given a lighter sentence after the politician asked for leniency.
Patrick Carlineo Jr. was sentenced on Friday to 12 months and one day in prison alongside three years of supervised release for threatening to assault and murder a United States official, and for being a felon in possession of firearms, according to The Department of Justice.
Carlineo Jr admitted to making comments about Omar to a member of her staff, including threatening to “put a bullet in her f*****g skull”
The 37-year-old politician asked for leniency with a letter to Hon. Frank P. Geraci Jr. detailing why she doesn’t think long prison sentences are the answer.