NYC man accused of Threatening Fox News Anchors Avoids Prosecution — Twice
A New York City man who allegedly sent hundreds of online threats to three Fox News broadcasters and their families has been given a pass by federal prosecutors — twice, The Post has learned.
Jeffrey Rodriguez was arrested in 2021 and charged by the feds in a six-count complaint with cyberstalking and threatening interstate communications for the vile missives, in which he repeatedly said he would kill the anchors and called them “Nazis,” according to court records.
Rodriguez was arrested and given a six-count complaint with cyberstalking and threatening interstate communications in 2021.
Instead of seeking a trial or plea deal
, Manhattan federal prosecutors inked a deferred prosecution agreement with Rodriguez in May, agreeing not to proceed with the case if he followed a number of rules for one year, including making no social media posts about anyone who works at the network. The agreement also requires him to participate in mental health treatment.
Rodriguez violated the terms earlier this month with a post on Instagram that tagged one of the victims in the case, Assistant US Attorney Madison Smyser wrote in a letter filed in the case Wednesday.
But rather than rip up the agreement, prosecutors agreed to let Rodriguez slide, requesting that Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses only “admonish” and warn him at a conference Thursday.
NYC man accused of threatening Fox News anchors avoids prosecution twice