Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Making Interstate Threats


HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lisa Marie Famiglietti, age 42, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to a period of time-served, consisting of 35 days’ incarceration, for making interstate threats.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, between October and December 2021, Famiglietti sent multiple explicitly threatening messages to two victims through fake Instagram and Twitter accounts. The threats included burning down the victim’s house with the victim inside, throwing the victim into a fire pit, and using an ax to break the victim’s arms, legs, and head. Famiglietti’s cyberthreats continued even after she was confronted by the FBI in November 2021.  As argued by the government at sentencing, Famiglietti’s anonymous interstate threats were particularly alarming and unsettling to the victims, because the victims did not know who was making the threats and what steps, if any, were being taken to carry out the threats.

In addition to her five weeks in prison, the Court ordered Lisa Famiglietti to serve one year of supervised release to include computer monitoring software on all her electronic devices.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel S. Dalke prosecuted the case.

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