FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Indicted On Federal Terrorism Charge Over Threats Against Gay Bars, Faces 5 Years

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

An Orlando man accused of posting online threats toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in South Florida was indicted Thursday in federal court. According to court documents, Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, posted threats against the LGBT community in Wilton Manors on Facebook on Aug. 30.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the FBI and members of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force announced Thursday that Jungwirth was charged with the interstate transmission of a threatening communication.

After the threats, police in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Orange County increased patrols. Jungwirth was arrested Sept. 3 by the Florida Highway Patrol in Osceola County on an unrelated charge of driving on a suspended license. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Early this week Jungwirth was transferred from Orlando to a federal prison in South Florida, where he will be held without bail until trial. His trial date has not been announced.