Court documents highlight Sherbow's threats to Rep. Gabbard

Published  2:42 PM HST Aug 30, 2013
Aniruddha Sherbow
SAN DIEGO, CA -

43-year-old Aniruddha Sherbow made his first appearance in San Diego U.S. District Court Friday on charges alleging he made several threats against Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

At that appearance a detention and removal hearing was scheduled for Sept. 12, during which time it will be determined how he will be taken to Washington D.C. to formally face his charges.

Until then, he remains in custody.

In recently unsealed criminal complaints, the details of threats made against Rep. Gabbard were outlined in chilling detail.

Sherbow is charged with transmission of threats in interstate commerce after two documented cases of threats against the life and well-being of Rep. Gabbard.

In testimony provided by 5-year Capitol Police Special Agent Lauren Vieth, the agent indicated that Sherbow had been harassing Rep. Gabbard since February 2011.

The criminal complaint outlines two separate incidents where Sherbow made deliberate and violent threats against the Congresswoman.

On August 1 Sherbow allegedly called Rep. Gabbard's cellphone and left a voicemail outlining, in gruesome and vulgar detail, his plans to beat and kill Gabbard.

Rep. Gabbard recognized Sherbow's voice from previous interactions. She was in the nation's Capitol when she received the message.

Sherbow's parents reported that he was in Mexico when the threat was made, a claim supported by PayPal transaction records. Arlene Sherbow, the suspect's mother, confirmed a few days later that the voice "sounded like Rudy."

Sherbow then took his threats to the media when he sent out a mass email to multiple outlets outlining his intent to find Rep. Gabbard and behead her.

Sherbow's father, Paul, later confirmed that he received the same email sent by his son.

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