Fargo man convicted of threatening Heitkamp

Dec 15, 2017

A Fargo man was found guilty of threatening a United States Senator after a four day trial by a federal jury.

56 year old Kevin Lee Olson of Fargo was convicted of Threatening Interstate Communications by sending a threatening email to North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp on December 22 of last year. Olson's email to Heitkamp stated "It's (sic) seems the only consideration one gets these days is when one becomes a criminal. I guess I should find you, you (expletive), and shoot you in your red head!"

Olson will be sentenced in Fargo at a later date. The case was investigated by US Border Patrol, US Capitol Police, the FBI and the Fargo Police Department.