Venezuelan Man Charged with Threatening Newtown Residents to Appear in Court

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|  Monday, Jul 14, 2014  |  Updated 8:50 AM EDT
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 Man Charged with Threatening Newtown Residents to Appear in Court

A Venezuelan man accused of making threatening calls to people in Newtown days after the Sandy Hook shootings  is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Wilfrido A. Cardenas Hoffman, 30, of El Hatillo, Venezuela called 96 Newtown families after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, identifying himself as shooter Adam Lanza and threatening to kill them, according to prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hoffman was arrested at the end of June at Miami International Airport during a trip from Venezuela to Mexico. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

Hoffman's lawyers declined to comment on the charges.

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