Rep. Jordan’s life threatened

Florida attorney faces federal charges


A Florida attorney faces federal charges after threatening the life of Congressman Jim Jordan, RUrbana, shown Friday at the annual Indian Lake Legislative Luncheon in Russells Point, and the legislator’s family last fall. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

WASHINGTON  — A Florida attorney is facing federal charges after authorities said he made a death threat to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, according to Civitas Media reports.

Jordan, his family and staff were not harmed. The incident took place in October, during the federal government shutdown.

Theodore E. Mack, of Tallahassee, Fla., pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of transmitting threatening messages via email. The crime carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, a fine, or both. Mack was arraigned Feb. 6 and released. Mack’s trial is set for March 10.

Mack’s attorney, Thomas Powell, said Mack used poor judgment and wants to apologize to Jordan for causing him concern.


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