BOSTON – A federal grand jury returned an indictment at present charging a Texas man with threatening a Boston physician as a result of the physician supplied look after members of the transgender group.
Matthew Jordan Lindner, 38, of Consolation, Texas, was charged with interstate transmission of threatening communication, and deciding on the sufferer due to the gender id of individuals for whom the sufferer supplied medical care. Lindner was arrested on Dec. 2 and subsequently launched on bond by a U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide in San Antonio. He’ll seem in federal court docket in Boston on Dec. 22 earlier than U.S. District Courtroom Justice of the Peace Decide Donald L. Cabell.
In keeping with the indictment, in August 2022, inaccurate info unfold on-line concerning procedures at Boston Youngsters’s Hospital for gender nonconforming youngsters. It’s alleged that on Aug. 31, 2022, Lindner referred to as the Boston-based Nationwide LGBTQIA+ Well being Training Heart and left a threatening voicemail concentrating on one of many Heart’s affiliated docs. In that voicemail, Lindner allegedly mentioned: “You sick motherf*****s, you’re all gonna burn. There’s a bunch of individuals on their approach to deal with [victim]. You signed your personal warrant, [victim]. Castrating our youngsters. You’ve woken up sufficient folks. And upset sufficient of us. And also you signed your personal ticket. Sleep nicely, you f******, c***.”
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The cost of interstate transmission of threatening communication gives for a sentence of as much as 5 years in jail, as much as three years of supervised launch and a positive of as much as $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court docket choose based mostly upon the U.S. Sentencing Tips and statutes which govern the willpower of a sentence in a prison case.
U.S. Legal professional Rachael A. Rollins and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Particular Agent in Cost of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement at present. Assistant U.S. Legal professional Brian A. Fogerty of Rollins’ Human Trafficking & Civil Rights Unit is prosecuting the case.
The main points contained within the charging paperwork are allegations. The defendant is presumed harmless until and till confirmed responsible past an affordable doubt in a court docket of legislation.