PHOENIX (AP) — An Aug. 19 sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge in Phoenix for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. senator from Arizona during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
James Dean Blevins made the guilty plea in March.READ MORE: Burglars Target The North Face Store, Foot Locker In Wicker Park; Boost Mobile Nearby In Humboldt Park
Authorities say Blevins threatened an official identified only as “United States Senator J.F.”
They have declined to provide the victim’s full name, but then-Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was the only senator with those initials.READ MORE: Crowds Return To Stores This Black Friday, But Supply Chain Issues Pose Challenges
Flake had said in late September that his family received death threats after he asked a Senate committee to hear testimony from a woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Flake ultimately voted for Kavanaugh’s nomination.MORE NEWS: President Biden Restricts Travel From South Africa and 7 Other African Countries Due To New COVID Variant
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