Armour Man Sentenced for Threatening Communications

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

United States Attorney Alison Ramsdell announced that an Armour, South Dakota, man convicted of threatening communications was sentenced on May 9, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Larry Lee Grueschow, age 65, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Grueschow was indicted for threatening communications by a federal grand jury on August 3, 2021.  He pled guilty on February 2, 2022.

On or about the 11th day of June 2020, Grueschow did transmit in interstate commerce, from the State of South Dakota to Washington, D.C., a telephone communication to a member of Congress.  The telephone communication contained a threat to injure the member of Congress and others.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.