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[UPDATE] Nanuet Man Indicted on State, Federal Charges After Facebook Threats

Lawrence Mulqueen accused after Clarkstown Police, FBI investigation.

A Nanuet man arrested last week after a probe by Clarkstown Police and the FBI has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury in New City, according to District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.

Lawrence Mulqueen has been indicted on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.

Mulqueen, 49, is charged in the federal Complaint with one count of threatening to kill federal officials and one count of transmitting threats in interstate commerce. He faces a maximum federal penalty of 15 years in prison.

“As alleged, Lawrence Mulqueen maliciously abused the power and reach of Facebook to call for murder -- making bloody, incendiary death threats against federally-elected officials and others," said Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. "He even provided his like-minded Facebook friends with a virtual ‘how to’ on the most effective weapons to use in making good on those threats, as described in the Complaint. The internet is a forum for free expression, but it does not give anyone carte blanche to break the law.”

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