A convicted bank robber who told a prison psychologist he wanted to “spice up” his life by shooting a famous person has admitted threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, officials said.
Edward Falvey, 51, pleaded guilty in the last week to a charge of threatening to kill an immediate family member of a former president, a federal crime that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. No sentencing date has been set, according to Greg Reinert, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s office.
In 1977, Falvey was arrested and charged with threatening to kill then-President Carter. Falvey was convicted and received probation.
According to the Secret Service, Falvey wrote an April 2003 letter to a prison psychologist in which he said he wanted to “shoot a very famous person. ... My life is dull and boring. I need to spice it up.”
He included a hit list, naming Clinton, as well as former President Clinton and federal judges, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline Carle.
After Secret Service agents visited Falvey in prison, officials said he again wrote to the psychologist: “This is all starting to get exciting. ... I feel like a movie star.”
Falvey, serving a 30-month sentence at a federal prison in Fairton, had been scheduled for release in June.
A telephone message left Saturday at his lawyer’s office was not immediately returned.
Falvey’s arrest was not publicized, and court papers identify Clinton only as “H.R.C.”