Prosecutors say 50-year-old Geergi Luke Junkaj threatened an election department employee during four phone calls on January 7, 2021. He was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
On a call, according to the indictment, Junkaj said in a raised voice to the employee, “I want to thank you all for such a great job of stealing elections. I hope you all go to jail for treason.” I hope your kids are molested. You all kings are going to die.”
Junkaz appeared in his preliminary courtroom in federal court in Las Vegas on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges, court records show, and was released on personal identification bond.
According to court records, the Office of the Federal Public Defender was appointed as the defense counsel.
CNN reached out to the Public Defender’s office late Thursday for comment.