Police: Akwesasne woman made terroristic threat

By Cara Chapman
Press Republican

AKWESASNE — An Akwesasne woman is accused of making a threat against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and members of the Tribal Council.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police were notified Wednesday, they said in a press release.

An investigation revealed Desiree R. White, 60, “allegedly uttered threats,” and police subsequently obtained a warrant for her arrest.

White was charged Thursday with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and arraigned in Bombay Town Court.

Prosecution is pending. White could not be reached for comment.

The tribe did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

CREATES FEAR

According to the State Penal Code, a person guilty of making a terroristic threat does so with the intent “to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination or kidnapping.”

As a result, they cause “a reasonable expectation or fear of the imminent commission of such offense.”

The crime carries a possible sentence of two to seven years in prison.

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