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Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Eric Malmstrom, 40, of Vinalhaven, Maine, was convicted yesterday following a one-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of transmitting threatening interstate communications.

The evidence at trial revealed that on three occasions in February and March, Malmstrom placed telephone calls to an employee of the Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C., threatening to slit the employee’s throat. Between September 2017 and March 2018, Malmstrom placed hundreds of calls to the embassy and to the employee.

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