Jesse Keel entered a guilty plea today for a threatening phone call he made to Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s office last summer. Keel faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Keel, 44, is charged with intimidating and interfering with a staff member, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports. Keel called Schwartz’s Frankford Avenue office in Tacony last summer saying he had a problem, needed help, was nearby and could stand on the rood of a building across the street from the office and shoot the person he was speaking with or everyone in the office.
The ex-Marine faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a $100,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for May 23.