Miles Fisher, 63, is charged with a felony of making a threat and conveying false information in connection with a bomb hoax, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said.According to court filings, Fisher claimed during the phone call that he was a member of a black militant group and threatened a bombing.
Fisher was arrested on a criminal complaint last June by agents from the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force of Western New York. The grand jury indictment is the next procedural step in the felony case.
During the heated gubernatorial campaign last April 13, Fisher called Paladino's campaign headquarters in Ellicott Square and said he was "going to bomb all of you," federal agents said in court papers.
Fisher has denied the allegations, according to John P. Pieri, who represented him during an arraignment Thursday before Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr.
"Mr. Fisher is a community activist in New York City, and he was upset by the e-mails [forwarded by] Mr. Paladino depicting President Obama as a pimp," Pieri told The Buffalo News.
"Mr. Fisher says he may have been profane during the phone call, but he denies threatening a bombing or any kind of violence."
In trying to track down Fisher and his online ramblings, a few things popped up. If that is the same Miles Fisher, it would appear that he has some serious anger management issues.