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Man who threatened 'terrorism' against Texas AG sentenced to prison

Syed Kaleem Razvi will spend 2 years behind bars

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HOUSTON – A Sugar Land man was sentenced to two years in federal prison for sending a threatening email to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, authorities said Monday.

Syed Kaleem Razvi, 55, also emailed various employees with other state agencies, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

Razvi pleaded guilty Oct. 3, officials said.

His prison sentence will be followed by two years of supervised release, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore announced.

On June 8, Razvi sent an email to the Attorney General’s Child Support Division, along with the other employees of different Texas agencies. The subject line read, “Tell Atty. General of Texas this,” officials said.

The email threatened the recipients that Razvi would “get up in arms against you all,” and that he wished “God burn your houses and burn the bodies of your own children and yourself.” The email also demanded that the attorney general of Texas return his money or “FACE TERRORISM,” the release said.

Razvi will remain in custody until he can be transferred to a prison facility.

The FBI conducted the investigation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office.


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