Syracuse, NY – A New York man has pleaded guilty to making threatening phone. Calls to Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, federal prosecutors announced.
Joseph Morelli, 51, admitted to threatening to harm Greene in March 2022 at his Washington. D.C., office, the U.S. attorney’s office in Syracuse said in a news release Wednesday.
In one voicemail message, according to prosecutors, Morelli said, “I’m going to hurt you. , I’m going to hurt you.” In another, prosecutors said, he threatened to “pay someone 500 bucks. To take a baseball bat and crack your skull.” In the third call, Morelli said he would “make sure that, even. If they lock me up, somebody gets you because I’m going to pay them,” prosecutors said.
Morelli, of Endicott, New York, was charged in April 2022.
With three counts of sending interstate threatening communications. Endicott is a village located approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of the city of Binghamton.
Morelli pleaded guilty Wednesday and faces up to five years in prison.
The federal public defender’s office left a message seeking comment with Morelli’s attorney.
Green, who was first elected to Congress in 2020. And recommending the execution of former House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi for treason.
Seeking comment on Morelli’s guilty plea.