Fifty-year-old Craig Jungwirth was arrested on an unrelated charge over the weekend, but his court date is now on hold after he complained of chest pains. Jungwirth’s attorney said his client lives in Orange County and didn’t have time to get to the hearing, and Jungwirth was arrested for driving with a suspended license by troopers in Osceola County.
In a Newsrelease sent yesterday, FBI spokesman Michael D Leverock said Jungwirth has been charged with transmitting threatening communications and will appear in federal Courttomorrow. “You can’t never catch a genius from MIT and since you faggots aren’t dying from AIDS anymore, I have a better solution to exterminate you”.
According to FBI Special Agent Elisa Germano, Jungwirth made alarming threats towards the LGBT community in late August.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is also investigating the Pulse shooting, began investigating threats Jungwirth posted on Facebook on August 30, the day the threats were reported.
Authorities say Jungwirth will be brought to first appearance Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Federal Courthouse in Orlando, Florida.
The federal complaint goes on to detail an interview with one of the individuals who contacted Wilton Manors Police in regards of the Facebook posts.
One person said they’d been targeted by hundreds of harassing calls from Jungwirth after a personal dispute and of “multiple negative reviews on their business website using multiple identities in an attempt to ruin their business and its reputation”. In a separate incident, in May, he was accused of damaging windows at Rumors Bar Grill, also in Wilton Manors, and charged with criminal mischief, court records show.