July 12, 2020
Harassing phone calls could bring prison term
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - A San Bernardino County man is awaiting sentencing for making harassing telephone calls to government offices and threatening to injure congressional staffers and an intern who answered the calls.

According to federal court documents, Robert Eric Stahlnecker, 48, of Twentynine Palms made more than 10,000 calls to government agencies and elected officials between January and November of last year.

Last September, Stahlnecker made eight telephone calls within a seven-minute span to the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. During the calls, Stahlnecker berated the intern who answered the call, insulted the intern by using vulgar language and finally, threatened to come to the senator’s office to kill her.

Stahlecker found guilty Wednesday of one count of making threats by interstate commerce and five counts of anonymous telecommunications harassment.

Stahlnecker could get up to 5-years in federal prison at his sentencing May 4th.
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