Holyoke man pleads guilty to threatening to kill federal agent

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BOSTON (WWLP) – A Holyoke man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to threatening to kill a federal agent. 

According to the Department of Justice, 30-year-old Carlos Maldonado pleaded guilty on Wednesday, to threatening to murder a federal law enforcement officer in retaliation for the officer’s performance of his official duties. 

Maldonado was charged on April 26 and a sentencing date has been scheduled for June 19. 

He is currently serving a 42-month federal sentence, a compilation of a 30-month sentence after he was convicted for cocaine distribution in 2016, and a consecutive 12-month sentence for violating the conditions of his supervised release before being convicted for heroin distribution in 2014. 

If convicted on the charge of threatening to kill a federal agent, Maldonado could spend up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $25,000.

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