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Marine Park man pleads guilty to threatening life of U.S. Senator

Guilty: Michael Brogan of Marine Park pleaded guilty in Federal Court on May 24 to threatening the life of a United States Senator.
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A Marine Park man faces 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening the life of a United States Senator.

According to prosecutors, 51-year-old Michael Brogan left the threatening voicemail for the federal legislator because of the senator’s public criticism of President Donald Trump, and their stance on women’s reproductive rights.

Authorities declined to release information about which senator received the menacing voice message, in an effort to protect their safety.

Brogan entered his guilty plea in front of Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy in the Brooklyn Federal Court building on May 24.

According to the investigation, Brogan made the call to the legislator’s Washington, D.C., office on Dec. 4, 2018. During the message, Brogan launched a profanity laced tirade, in which he warned the lawmaker that he would travel to the nation’s capital to assault and murder them, prosecutors said

“I got your [expletive] mark you stupid [expletive]. You and your constant lambasting of President Trump. Oh, reproductive rights, reproductive rights,” Brogan said. “You watch your [expletive]. If I see you on the streets, I’m gonna [expletive] light you up with [expletive] bullets.”

Brogan was arrested at his home in Brooklyn on Dec. 12, according to prosecutors.

The United States Attorney overseeing the case called Brogan’s actions a subversion of the nation’s fundamental legal system.

“Brogan threatened to assault and murder a sitting United States Senator to silence the senator and interfere with the performance of the senator’s official duties,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York. “The Department of Justice stands ready to vigorously prosecute those who seek to subvert our constitutional system and intimidate elected officials through threats of violence.”

Brogan faces up to a decade in prison when he is officially sentenced on Sept. 10.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Updated 10:03 am, May 28, 2019
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Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
LOL, trump supporters are not the brightest bunch.
May 28, 10:03 am
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mama always said, "Stupid is as stupid does."
May 28, 12:28 pm
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May 28, 1:28 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Drof Yrneh from Egdir Yab, I agree. You loser.
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May 28, 3:22 pm
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May 28, 4:04 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I would rather know the difference between "hear" and "here" than be a dullard. Just like other people do.
May 28, 4:09 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
How do you know someone is an uneducated bigot? They're wearing a maga hat and don't know the difference between "hear" and "here". LOL!
May 28, 4:10 pm
Six more years from Trump train says:
How do you know when someone is a brain dead liberal? When they are on every comment section telling you about how President Trump is going to be indicted any day now. Have fun watching watching gropey Biden lose 49 states in 2020.
May 28, 5:51 pm
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May 28, 6:19 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Offended by "gropey Biden", but not "I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the ——. You can do anything." I told you they are uneducated bigots.
May 28, 6:21 pm
Drof Yrneh from Egdir Yab says:
Ooh you corrected a spelling error. See I don't have time to proofread because I have other things to do aside from posting and monitoring the comments on this page. I would like to offer you ten bucks to buy yourself the lunch special at the local diner. I really feel sorry for you.
May 28, 6:28 pm
Fruit loop says:
"They let you do it" Let means consent jerk. Unlike gropey Joe who just does what he wants.
May 28, 6:32 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
If you're too stupid to know the difference between "hear" and "here", you should give up on commenting. To the scumbag who likes to justify sexual assault, I hope it happens to your mother, daughter, or wife. Which is probably the same person. Just like you're all the same person making the same idiotic comments. You lose at life.
May 28, 6:36 pm
Things a stupid person says:
Ooh you corrected a spelling error, I don't have time to spell. LOL!
May 28, 6:38 pm
Fruit loop says:
So u r ok with creepy joe groping. Bet u were ok with billy Clinton and his treatment of women.
May 28, 11:21 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I'm not ok with any of it, stupid. BTW, Clinton is retired from politics.
May 29, 6:29 am
Six more years from Trump train says:
“I’m not ok with any of it” says the guy that spends every waking moment on this site shilling Democrat talking points and will be voting Biden. Ok sure thing Henry, we believe you.
May 29, 8:41 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I'm flattered that I'm occupying your little mind space all the time.
May 29, 9:23 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I am a loser.
May 29, 1:31 pm
Vision Zero® from Zero Vision® says:
I agree with Henry, and that trumpturd train is an even bigger loser.
May 29, 2:34 pm
Willy from Sillyville says:
I think we should be allowed to say whatever we think to any elected, even to threaten them. They need to know how angry they make us. So long as we don't do it or throw our shoes at them.
June 2, 10:35 am

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