Man To Stand Trial for Death Threat Against State Representative Cynthia Johnson


September 2, 2021

State Representative Cynthia Johnson

LANSING - Michael Varrone, 49, who called the state House of Representatives six times on Dec. 12, 2020, using one of those calls to threaten the life of state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) and her family, has been ordered to stand trial. He faces two counts of making a false threat of terrorism and one count of making a false report of a bomb.

During the phone call, Varrone said, "If there is one more threat by a democratic person in Michigan that's supposed to represent me, I will personally come down there and take over that goddam building at the Capitol... If I'm threatened by a...

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