For Immediate Release
July 23, 2008
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young
New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announces that Michael Rezk was, on July 22, 2008, convicted after a jury trial in Hillsborough County Southern District for the crime of Harm Or Threats To Certain Government Officials. Rezk had been indicted for this crime by a Rockingham County grand jury on November 7, 2007. In a pleading received by the Rockingham County Superior Court on September 10, 2007, Rezk wrote that he would kill Judge Kenneth McHugh, if Judge McHugh did not vacate his previously imposed sentences. Rezk sentencing will be scheduled for a later date.
Under New Hampshire RSA 631:4-a, II, a person is guilty of a class B felony if he threatens to commit any crime against a member of the judiciary for the purpose of influencing such official's action or in retaliation for action taken as part of an official's government duties.
Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte again reiterated that, "Crimes against the judiciary will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is imperative that our judges are free to make decisions based on what is just without being influenced or retaliated against."
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