N.J. man is accused of sending threatening e-mails to 5 Latino civil rights groups

An Ocean County man was arrested and indicted on charges he threatened employees of five civil rights groups that work to improve opportunities for Latinos in the United States, authorities said.

Vincent P. Johnson, 63, of Brick, was arrested Friday by the FBI, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Johnson is accused of repeatedly sending threatening e-mails to employees of the LatinoJustice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, the statement said. The e-mails, allegedly sent between November 2006 and February 2009, were sent with the username Devilfish579. READ FULL STORY

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