Kentwood man sentenced for threatening Cory Booker

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 17:22:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Kentwood man has been sentenced to over a year in jail for threatening U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

Rick Simmons will serve 15 months, two years of supervised release and pay a $2,000 fine for calling Booker’s office and leaving a vulgarity-filled voicemail threatening to put a gun in his face.

Authorities said the threat wasn’t an isolated incident because Simmons also searched for contact information of other public officials after the phone call.