The Associated Press reports:
A Texas man who advocated for a mass shooting of poll workers and threatened two Arizona officials and their children has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Friday.
Frederick Francis Goltz, 52, of Lubbock, pleaded guilty earlier this year to interstate threatening communications. Goltz was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix, who also ordered three years of supervised release following the prison term.
Prosecutors say court documents showed that Goltz threatened several people — including a lawyer with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and a Maricopa County elections official — on far-right social media platforms.
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Texas man who threatened poll workers and Arizona officials is sentenced to 3 1/2 yearshttps://t.co/1Og6H05vtz
— AZ Capitol Times (@AzCapitolTimes) August 4, 2023
READ @RecorderRicher‘s impact statement read at sentencing of Texas man who threatened to kill him: “While I am the person directly threatened in this case, the impact of such threats is felt by a much larger community.” https://t.co/JFql2JNrdw https://t.co/9v95y4xOgq
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) August 3, 2023
Per court documents, one user wrote, “Kids are off limits.”
In response, Goltz wrote “No. Nothing is off limits.”
— Sasha Hupka 🌵 (@SashaHupka) August 4, 2023
Frederick Francis Goltz, who was incited by Trump’s election lies to threaten two Arizona officials and their children — and who called for the mass murder of Maricopa County poll workers has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in federal prison. https://t.co/smwb243VNo
— Bill Madden (he/him/él) 🇺🇦 (@maddenifico) August 4, 2023