The lawsuit stems from a March call that Carlineo made to Omar's Washington, D.C., office. "Are you working for the Muslim Brotherhood?" He said to an employee of Omar's staff during that conversation, according to a complaint filed earlier this year. "Why are you working for her, she is a [expletive] terrorist. Someone should put a bullet in her skull." The staff remembered that Carlineo said, "I'll put a bullet in her skull [expletive]" said the complaint.
Carlineo called, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York, because he hates the idea that people he perceives as radical Muslims are part of the US government and because of his belief that Omar supports Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Carlineo also believed that Omar's election to Congress was illegal, authorities said.
Despite facing up to ten years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine, Omar wrote an open letter to Geraci asking that he refrain from sentencing Carlineo to a long prison term and a large fine.
Carlineo needs compassion and restorative justice that allows him to understand the consequences of his actions and make changes, she wrote.
An investigation by Carlineo conducted by the US Capitol Police's Threat Assessment Section and the FBI led to an investigation interview with him at home a week after his call to Omar's office, according to the complaint.
Carlineo told an FBI special agent that "if our ancestors were still alive, they would put a bullet in her head,"
He told investigators he was a President Trump-loving patriot who "hates radical Muslims" in the government, according to the document.
Carlineo told FBI agents that he had a shotgun and a 22 caliber. The firearm at home that he claimed belonged to his girlfriend but later admitted that he belonged to him, according to the complaint.
In April, authorities revealed a more expansive range of Carlineo's firearms, which included three rifles, two shotguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at home, according to officials. Carlineo was convicted of criminal abuse in 1998, which prevented him from legally owning firearms.
Carlineo's sentencing before Geraci is scheduled for February 14, 2020.
Omar is one of the first Muslim women to be elected to the United States House of Representatives, and she has been the target of many Islamophobic comments since taking office. In September Trump retweeted a post by a comedian who claimed that Omar had "celebrated" and "celebrated" the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The President commented that Omar was "the new face of the Democratic Party." Omar responded that Trump was spreading lies and that she had participated in an event to celebrate black women in Congress.
Comedian, Terrence K. Williams, has since deleted the post.