GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The U.S. Attorney's office has filed a criminal complaint against Thomas Horrigan. The government says Horrigan has threatened the lives of eight federal judges and magistrates in Grand Rapids.
Someone who knows Horrigan contacted federal authorities after he allegedly sent her a copy of the letters addressed to the judges.
Target 8 Investigators found two federal lawsuits a Thomas Patrick Horrigan filed against the judges. According to the lawsuit, he was living in Florida and lost custody of his children in the court system there. After moving to Grand Rapids, he tried to get the federal courts involved. In the lawsuits, he said the federal judges ignored him.
He then filed two suits against the federal judges in Grand Rapids demanding action and a damage judgment of $155 million.
Horrigan allegedly wrote, "I wrote each of you June of last year only to be ignored. I faxed the United States Attorney to file criminal charges against some of you. Only to be ignored. I am prepared to kill each and every one of you so that you don't hurt anymore children or their parents."
"I wrote each of you June of last year only to be ignored. I faxed the United States Attorney to file criminal charges against some of you. Only to be ignored. I am prepared to kill each and every one of you so that you don't hurt anymore children or their parents."
Neither lawsuit went anywhere.
According to online jail websites, Horrigan has not been arrested. The penalty for making those threats is ten years in prison and a fine.
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