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Man who threatened Trump got free SDNY lawyer despite substantial assets now DPA

Man who threatened Trump got free SDNY lawyer despite substantial assets now DPA

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell’s Book
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SDNY MAG COURT EXCLUSIVE, September 28 – In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on August 8, 2022, a detention or release proceeding was conducted by Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger against a defendant, Peter Schleger, accused of making threats against former US President Donald Trump.

He emailed the DOJ saying “if you can’t unsubscribe me, I’m going to blow up a school, shoot Trump, shoot Garland, shoot you.”

Schleger was interviewed and said he “believes former President Trump is trying to get his supporters into political office so they can claim that former President Trump won the 2020 election.” Claim on Inner City Press’ DocumentCloud here.

He was released the same day on $50,000 bail. Inner City Press was there.

Notably, the accused allegedly has substantial assets – an estate – and a friend or romantic relationship in Colombia. He nevertheless obtained and has a taxpayer-funded federal defender.

Judge Lehrburger told him he would be released but would have to surrender his passport and find someone financially responsible to co-sign at a later date.

He was told not to go near Trump Tower or other Trump properties, golf courses being the example given.

On September 28, very quietly, he obtained a deferred prosecution agreement, with the case dropped if he does nothing more within the next six months – and does not “visit any property owned or controlled by” Trump or his companies. . And, no new social media accounts.

The case is US v. Schleger, 22-mj-6442 (Lehrburger)

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