Man Admits Sending Hundreds of Threatening Letters

Daniel Sarno threatened the director of the Family Institute of Connecticut.

An Enfield man admitted Tuesday to sending 300 threatening letters to the executive director of a public advocacy group in Hartford.

Daniel Sarno, 53, plead guilty to two counts of mailing threatening communications.

Sarno is accused of sending the letters between November 2011 and May 2012. The letters were addressed to Peter Wolfgang at the Family Institute of Connecticut. The conservative group advocates for a Constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man an a woman. The group is also opposed to abortions.

The letters contained specific threats to kill Wolfgang, according to the Family Institute of Connecticut.

"I want to thank the authorities for their response and actions in this situation, and for ensuring the safety and protection of my family and the employees of the Family Institute of Connecticut," Wolfgang said in a news release.

Sarno faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. He will be sentenced Jan. 3, 2013.

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