Skip to comments.Feds: Hacker accused of Biden threat also targeted Pawlenty, MN senator
Posted on 06/24/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Child pornography charges were added Thursday to the allegations against a Blaine man who is accused of pilfering the identity of a neighbor and e-mailing a death threat to Vice President Joe Biden.
The new federal indictment also says that the threat sent by Barry Ardolf went not only to Biden, but also to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and one of Minnesota's U.S. senators. The document did not say which senator -- Amy Klobuchar or Al Franken -- was targeted.
Last week in federal court in St. Paul, Ardolf, 45, reversed his intention to plead guilty, professing his innocence.
Seamus Mahoney, the attorney Ardolf hired after recently firing his previous lawyer, said that his client "doesn't want to go to jail for something he didn't do."
The child porn charges are tied to e-mails that Ardolf allegedly sent to three co-workers of his neighbor after pirating the neighbor's identity.
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