Justice Department officials say the man orchestrated spam phone calls, created fake dating profiles portraying a victim as seeking underage relationships and made death threats.
SEATTLE (AP) — Department of Justice officials say a former Seattle information technology worker has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking which included sending death threats.
The Justice Department says 38-year-old Joel Kurzynski pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of the crime in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
The Justice Department says starting in March 2017 Kurzynski cyberstalked and made threats online against two people he knew in Washington state.
Justice Department officials say Kurzynski orchestrated spam phone calls, created fake dating profiles portraying a victim as seeking underage relationships and made death threats.
Most Read Local Stories
- The Arlene's Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court - here's why
- Alaska Airlines starts taking reservations for flights out of Everett's Paine Field
- UW will shutter Mount Baker laundry, putting nearly 100 employees out of work
- Owners of Seattle electronics recycler charged in fraud case
- Map: Kim Schrier won big in King County suburbs, even in Dino Rossi's neighborhood
Officials say Kurzynski also portrayed a journalist claiming there would be an article related to sexual misconduct allegations and that he registered another victim for numerous weight loss and suicide prevention programs and sent death threats.