A man who left a voicemail message at an Ohio congressman's office mentioning a June shooting at a baseball practice for members of Congress has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Judge Michael Watson yesterday sentenced 69-year-old Stanley Hoff to 40 months in prison following Hoff's October guilty plea to threatening to assault and murder a United States official.
Authorities say the voicemail Hoff left last year at the office of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers mentioned the shooting in Arlington, Virginia, that injured five people, including
Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Defence attorney Alan Pfeuffer (FEYE'-fuhr) said his client deeply regrets leaving the voicemails and causing pain to Stivers' family.
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