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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Threatening Boston Globe Journalists

A California man was arrested last month for allegedly threatening Boston Globe journalists in a series of phone calls



    Man Arrested Made 14 Threatening Calls to Globe

    The man allegedly said in a phone call to the Boston Globe, "I'm going to shoot you in the [EXPLETIVE] head later today, at 4 o'clock. Goodbye." (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018)

    A Los Angeles man has pleaded not guilty to making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe.

    Robert Chain made his first appearance in Boston's federal court Monday.

    Chain was arrested last month in California and indicted by a federal grand jury last week. Prosecutors say Chain was upset because the Globe editorial board led a nationwide campaign condemning President Donald Trump's attacks on the press.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said prosecutors are investigating whether Chain also made threats to The New York Times and the NFL.

    California Man Allegedly Threatened to Kill Globe Employees

    [NECN] Man Who Reportedly Made Threats to Kill Globe Employees Arrested

    Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, California was arrested by the FBI after reportedly making threats against Boston Globe employees.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018)

    Chain's lawyer, former acting Massachusetts U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, declined to comment. Chain was freed from custody last month after agreeing to pay $50,000 if he violates any terms of his release.