Man Arrested for Threatening FCC Chairman Pai’s Family

According to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia, a California man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the family of FCC chairman Ajit Pai last fall because the man was angry over the repeal of network neutrality rules.

Makara Man, 33, of Norwalk, Calif., allegedly sent three emails to Pai Dec. 19 and 20, 2017, the first claiming a child had committed suicide because of the repeal, the second threatening to kill Pai’s family members, and the third included an image of Pai with a framed photo of his family.

Federal agents tracked the emails and confronted Man, who admitted to writing the emails because he wanted to “scare” Pai.

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