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UPDATE: Prosecutor: Threat to judge made at SS hearing

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A central Wisconsin woman accused of threatening to kill a U.S. administrative law judge made the threat during a Social Security benefits hearing, a prosecutor said Thursday.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Norma Prince, 51, of Wisconsin Rapids, of threatening to kill Administrative Law Judge Thomas Sanzi on Jan. 31, according to U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard said the threat was made during a video teleconference, with Prince in Wausau and the judge in Madison, for a disability hearing involving Social Security benefits.

"We take these threats very seriously," he said.

There was no telephone listing for Prince in Wisconsin Rapids. Federal court records do not list an attorney for Prince.

Prince's initial court appearance is set for May 23 in Madison.

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MADISON (WAOW) - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a central Wisconsin woman with threatening to kill a U.S. administrative law judge.

Norma Prince, 51, of Wisconsin Rapids, made the threat Jan. 31, according to U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil.

The charge resulted from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the prosecutor said in a statement. No other details were released.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard, who was assigned to prosecute the case, did not immediately return a telephone message Wednesday.

There was no telephone listing for Prince in Wisconsin Rapids.

The maximum penalty for the charge is 10 years in federal prison.

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