Kentwood man admits to threatening Cory Booker

Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 16:41:22-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Kentwood man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge connected to a threat he made to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

Rick Simmons, 52, admitted to making a call to Booker’s New Jersey office on Oct. 26 and leaving a vulgarity-filled voicemail threatening to “put a nine-millimeter” in his face.

Simmons faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 5.