A New York asset manager, accused of running unregistered commodity pools, was charged with threatening to kill U.S. financial regulators, including the heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Vincent P. McCrudden, 49, was arrested yesterday at Newark [...]
“Go buy a gun, and let’s get to work in taking back our country from these criminals,” McCrudden wrote on one of his websites, according to the complaint. “I will be the first one to lead by example.”
That's exactly what Keith Olbermann tells me they say at Tea Parties!
But wait, there's more!
“You’re not getting away with this….Merry Christmas!” he wrote, according to the complaint. He also said he was “coming after” CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler.
About 16 hours later, he sent a threatening e-mail to the other CFTC lawyers listed on the press release announcing the lawsuit, according to the complaint.
The website of Long Beach-based Alnbri had an “Execution List” of 47 current and former officials of the CFTC, SEC, Finra and the National Futures Association, including Gensler, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and Finra Chairman Richard Ketchum, according to the complaint.
“These people have got to go!” the site said, according to the complaint. “And I need your help, there are just too many for me alone.”
On Dec. 20, he updated the site to offer payments of as much as $100,000 “for personal information on the people named on this site, and also validation and proof of punishment against these criminals,” according to the complaint.
In a Sept. 30 e-mail, writing as Gensler, he threatened to kill an employee of the futures association, according to the complaint. “You’re a Dead Man!” the subject line read, prosecutors said.
“It wasn’t ever a question of ‘if’ I was going to kill you, it was just a question of when,” the e-mail said.
Wow! Talk about Team Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann all rolled into one, right?
Let's look at what kind of sick right-wing causes this guy is mixed up in:
MELVILLE, NY 11747
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (D) $1,000
Melville, NY 11747
MAAM LLC/Trader OBAMA, BARACK (D)
OBAMA FOR AMERICA $2,300
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Self-Employed/Trader BISHOP, TIMOTHY (D)
House (NY 01)
TIM BISHOP FOR CONGRESS $1,000
I guess he really wanted to bring a gun to a knife fight!
Oh, well. Right-wing rhetoric didn't cause this guy to make death threats, but we can be sure it will cause the next guy to do it!