A court filing does not name the member of Congress whom Kuchta is accused of threatening in a message that said the lawmaker “will be the first on the gallows.” A staff member from the member’s district office in Texas reported the threat to police in July.
The Internet Protocol address used to send the message was registered to a private, high-speed network operated by the state of Maryland, according to a U.S. Capitol Police special agent’s affidavit. When agents interviewed Kuchta at his Annapolis workplace, he admitted to sending the threatening message while he was working from home on his government-issued computer, the affidavit says.
The court filing does not identify Kuchta’s government employer.
David Fischer, an attorney for Kuchta, declined to comment.