ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Mock, 33, of Albuquerque appeared today in federal court in Albuquerque for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint charging him with posting messages on Facebook threatening to kill New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and law enforcement officers, in violation of federal law.
The criminal complaint charges Mock with allegedly transmitting threatening communications in interstate or foreign commerce. According to the complaint, Mock allegedly posted threatening messages March 2 and March 13 to the governor’s Facebook page.
Mock is in custody pending a detention hearing Friday. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted of this offense.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The FBI investigated this case with the U.S. Marshals Service, the New Mexico State Police and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaymie L. Roybal is prosecuting the case.daniel_mock_comp_cmecf.pdf