CHICAGO (AP) – A Marion man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago.
Joshua Farner will face two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to assault and murder a judge.
The indictment accuses Farner of sending the threatening letter to retaliate against the judge and impede, intimidate, and interfere with the judge’s official duties. Prosecutors haven’t revealed a reason for the threats and the judge targeted by Farner hasn’t been named.
It wasn’t immediately known if the 35-year-old Farner has retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.