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New York man pleads guilty to sending death threats to Attorney General, Trump case judge

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Tyler Vogel, a 26-year-old from Lancaster, New York, pleaded guilty to charges related to sending death threats to New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case. The guilty plea, entered on Wednesday in state Supreme Court, involved one felony count of making a terroristic threat and one misdemeanor count of making a threat of mass harm, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.


The threats were sent via text messages last month, demanding that James and Engoron cease their actions in the Trump case under threat of death and physical harm. Vogel used an online service to gather private information about both individuals, indicating he might act on his threats if his demands were not met.

Under the terms of his guilty plea, Vogel will undergo interim probation and must fulfill state mental health court requirements. Upon completing these, he can withdraw his felony plea and will be sentenced for the misdemeanor charge. Vogel was released from custody pending further court proceedings, with a protective order for James and Engoron remaining in effect.