David G. Hannon pled guilty to sending email threat to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

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A 67-year-old Sarasota County man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to threatening U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota via email.

David G. Hannon, 67, entered the plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher P. Tuite to one count of threatening a federal official.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg for the Middle District of Florida made the announcement.

According to information entered at the plea hearing, Hannon, a registered Republican, sent an email on July 16, 2019, to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, threatening to kill her.

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