A Louisiana man was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday for calling in threats to Rep. Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) district office in July 2017.
U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell sentenced Sohail Rana, 50, of Lafayette, to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release after he completes his sentence, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Rana called Higgins’ Lafayette district office on July 17, 2017, from Colorado threatening to end Higgins’ career and his life.
Higgins is known for supporting law enforcement agencies, specifically U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Nearly a year to the day Higgins received the threats at his office, the House passed a bill supporting ICE and denouncing calls by Democrats to abolish the immigration enforcement agency.