ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (WR) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal jail for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an lawyer with a regulation agency in reference to a fraud case.

Federal prosecutors stated Andrew Graham , 40, of Snowmass, Colorado, had pleaded responsible to sending interestate communications threatening to killing somebody and was sentenced Wednesday in federal courtroom in Albuquerque.

Graham falsely believed an official with the state Division of Regulation and Licensing and a lawyer with a personal regulation agency had been complicit in his shedding belief fund cash in a fraud case, the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for New Mexico stated in a press release.

Graham initially sought assist from the division and the regulation agency in recovering the belief fund cash however the restoration effords had restricted success, the workplace stated.

The workplace stated Graham’s case was an outgrowth of a fraud case during which Paul Donisthorpe pleaded responsible in 2018 to wire fraud and cash laundering costs involving $4.eight million embezzled from his belief firm. He was sentenced in 2019 to 15 years in jail.