A former reporter for The Intercept apologized in a federal court Tuesday while pleading guilty to cyberstalking and other allegations connected to a string of bomb threats to Jewish organizations.
Some of the threatening e-mails, which began in the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, were in his ex-girlfriend’s name or sought to incriminate her as being responsible for the fake bomb threats.
“I committed all of these acts with the intent to disrupt my ex-romantic partner’s life and cause her great distress. For this, I deeply apologize and plead guilty,” (PDF) Thompson said in a New York federal court. The 32-year-old was arrested in March and has remained jailed. He is set for sentencing September 15.