Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular
- How To Make Your Own Crème Fraîche — And Why You Should
- UW Professor Traces Growing Income Gap To The Collapse Of Organized Labor
- Seattle Business Owners: $15 Minimum Wage Could Prove 'Possibly Fatal'
- Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures
News & Music Contributors
Wed January 12, 2011
Arrest made in threats against Rep. McDermott
The FBI says a Palm Springs, Calif., man accused of making threatening, obscene phone calls to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott last month told authorities he never intended to hurt anyone.
An FBI complaint unsealed in federal court says Charles Turner Habermann called McDermott's office on Dec. 9th and 10th, leaving two messages.
According to the document, Habermann threatened to kill the congressman - as well as his friends and family - over his opposition to extending tax cuts for the wealthy.
Special Agent Dean Giboney says Habermann told authorities he'd been drinking when he made the calls and would never do anything to jeopardize his $3 million trust fund.
Seattle FBI spokesman Fred Gutt says the complaint was already being drafted before Saturday's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people.
The FBI says Habermann previously threatened an unnamed congresswoman and a California assemblyman.