On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that a Nevada prisoner faces federal charges over alleged threats made against a judge.

Hadari Stallworth, who is currently incarcerated at Ely State Prison, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five criminal counts including threatening a U.S. judge, mailing threatening communications, and making false claims involving biological agents. According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, the 28-year-old is alleged to have sent letters in 2022 to a federal courthouse in Las Vegas and the U.S. Supreme Court threatening violence against an unnamed judge, the judge’s family, and property.

The complaint states that Stallworth sent the first letter in June 2022 directly to the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, promising to have unspecified individuals kidnap, torture, and kill the judge as well as their “pets, kids, grandkids, husband.” A second letter addressed to the same judge was received at the Supreme Court in September, asserting that the recipient was “dead” and their houses would be set ablaze with their bodies inside. Both letters were described as using threatening and antagonistic language.

Stallworth is further accused of mailing two additional letters later in 2022 to the federal courthouse, claiming the envelopes contained anthrax and blowfish toxin, though investigators found no biological agents present. The 28-year-old has been incarcerated for the past decade serving time for robbery and kidnapping convictions out of Clark County, and was in the midst of a two-to-five-year sentence at Ely State Prison when the alleged threats were mailed.

Stallworth is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on April 30th to be arraigned on the five-count indictment.



Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal