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Phoenix man charged with sending threatening email to County supervisor

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced it has charged a Phoenix man accused of sending a threatening email to Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates.

The charges say Ryan Stuart Hadland sent the email in question following the 2022 midterm election. He’s charged in Maricopa County Superior Court with a misdemeanor count of using electronic communication to knowingly terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass.

If found guilty, Hadland faces up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to correct that the Arizona Attorney General's Office charged Ryan Stuart Hadland.

Kirsten Dorman is a field correspondent at KJZZ. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dorman fell in love with audio storytelling as a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2019.