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A California man has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat who has been outspoken against President Donald Trump.
Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, left a threatening message laced with racial slurs, epithets and expletives on the voice mail of the congresswoman’s office on October 22, Sandra R. Brown, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, said Monday in a press release.
Lloyd, of San Pedro, was indicted Friday in U.S. District Court. He is accused “making the threat against Rep. Waters with the intent to interfere with the Congresswoman while she engaged in her official duties,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in the press release. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
In the message, Lloyd told Waters, “You’re a f*cking dead ass n*gger,” according to court documents.
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Lloyd was arrested on November 9, after a federal prosecutors filed the criminal complaint against him on November 8, according to the press release. He was released on $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 7 to be arraigned on the indictment, according to prosecutors.
“This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which received assistance from the United States Capitol Police, Threat Assessment Section,” Brown’s office said in the press release. “This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Veronica Dragalin of the General Crimes Section.”