Omar Asks for Light Sentence for Man who Threatened Her

Patrick Carlineo faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her.

Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She says he should instead be given a chance to “make amends and seek redemption.”

The 55-year-old Carlineo, of Addison, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Monday to calling Omar’s office March 21, telling a staffer that Omar was a terrorist and threatening to shoot her.

He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

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