On Monday Tracy Marie Fiorenza from Chicago was charged for allegedly sending threatening emails that she would shoot both former President Donald Trump and his son Barron Trump. The emails were sent by the 41-year-old woman for Palm Beach County school headmaster in May.
Earlier this month the criminal complaint was unsealed and it noted that in her email she had threatened to shoot the two at the earliest opportunity she got. The maximum sentence that the woman could face in connection to this crime is five years in prison.
Fiorenza confirmed during an interview with the FBI in June that the email had been “intentionally” written and that she had deliberately sent them from Plainfield, III., the suburb in Chicago where she used to reside at the time.
On Monday the woman appeared before a judge in a Chicago court and was informed that she would be taken to Florida which is where the charges against her were filed.
According to recent data, there has been an increase in the number of threats made against U.S. public officials. In the last decade over 500 threats against public officials have been federally charged.
This month a man in Utah had died after being shot in an FBI raid that was connected to threats that he had sent against Democratic officials including President Joe Biden. A woman in Texas had also been charged after making threats against the Judge that is overseeing the federal case into Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.