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Charges of threatening officials could carry more than 40 years

Posted June 25, 2009

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— A Raleigh man accused of threatening Gov. Bev Perdue and other state and local leaders made a brief court appearance Thursday afternoon.

A judge counted off the charges against Angelos Vangelos, 46, of 5700-2616 Oak Meadow Lane: two felony charges of making bomb threats, 29 felony charges of threats against an executive officer and one misdemeanor charge of communicating threats.

Vangelos could face more than 40 years in prison if convicted of those charges the judge said.

The judge granted Vangelos' request for a public defender and said the public defender would start proceedings to determine if he's competent to stand trial.

Vangelos continued to be held on a $1,010,000 bond. His next court appearance was set for July 16 at 9 a.m.

Arrest warrants say that over the past year, Vangelos made multiple death threats to Perdue, former Gov. Mike Easley; former first lady Mary Easley; Congressmen David Price, Bob Etheridge and Brad Miller; state Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake; Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison; Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker; President Barack Obama; other Raleigh City Council members and city staff; and Wake County commissioners. He also threatened to blow up the Mexican consulate on Six Forks Road, according to the warrants.

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  • ibur911 Jun 26, 2009

    Sounds like he is a die hard Republician, because not everyone can be on welfare. How's that change working for you?

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 26, 2009

    interesting. lots of time for SAYING you're going to do something. maybe if he actually did something he would have only gotten 20.

  • ncsudan Jun 26, 2009

    Fishman, Read the long list of local and national officials he has made threats against. This is why the maximum is 40 years. I understand many GOLO users cannot understand the subtle facts and their implications, but this one is pretty obvious.

  • smcallah Jun 25, 2009

    "This tells us where the priorities of our "officials" are. You can get 40 years if you threaten an official but per the story just above this one a pervert who sexually abuses a child only gets 19 years."

    It's multiple counts. It adds up to 40 years. I believe that anyone who sexually abuses a child should be put to death. But these maximum sentences are what are on the law books. It's not like Bev Purdue herself just told us how long this guy is going to spend in jail.

    And it's unlikely that he'll get 40 years anyway, since that is the maximum. The child rapist is likely to get his maximum sentence when you read the circumstances of the arrest.

  • Fishman Jun 25, 2009

    This tells us where the priorities of our "officials" are. You can get 40 years if you threaten an official but per the story just above this one a pervert who sexually abuses a child only gets 19 years.

  • R from Raleigh Jun 25, 2009

    Anyone wanted a bet the Judge will be the next government official to receive a threat. This guy sounds like a real nutt, but they usually are a step away form hurting someone. Good work by the police to put all the different threats together.

  • john283594 Jun 25, 2009

    If a GOLO blogger is missing...well this could be him...