Friday, March 28, 2014

"KILLINGSPREECOMING": Feds Indict Broadview Heights Man For Social Media Threats Against President Obama, Others

Posted By on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 7:30 AM

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A 27-year-old Northeast Ohio man with previous illegal explosives manufacturing, weapons possession and drug trafficking convictions was indicted in federal court on Wednesday on charges he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and for "threats made in interstate commerce" when he used social media to threaten the lives of others.

"Through multiple postings on Facebook, he stated he would kill the president when he had the chance," the federal indictment said of Christopher Gembicki, 27. The second count says he posted on Facebook that he was going to Kill another person and their family with a chainsaw, and the third count says he posted on Twitter that another person's "time was up and he was going to drink (the person's) blood."

Scene could not find a Facebook account for him — it's possible he deleted the account since the time of the posts — but was able to track down the Twitter account the feds attribute to Gembicki (account names are not mentioned in the indictment, but there's not doubt it's the one). He changed his twitter handle from @ChrisGembicki11 to @THE4ANTICHRIST in recent months.

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On there is all-caps posts about the Illuminati and the New World Order, constant references to himself as the antichrist, and regular use of racial and sexual slurs in death threats to rap and hip hops stars, Vladimir Putin, and a few non-famous people he seemed to have an issue with. One particular target of Gembicki on Twitter was a musician named Honey Cocaine (@QueenHoneyC), a female Cambodia-born, Canada-raised rapper with more than a half million followers on the site. On just Feb. 19 and 20, he sent these tweets regarding the musician:








Among other tweets from those two days in Feb. he also wrote:
-"YOUR DEAD FAGGOT" (included with picture of Vladimir Putin)
-"CHRIST IS KING"
-"ALL HAIL YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR THE ANTICHRIST"
-"I AM THE ANTICHRIST. BIRTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO GOD ON EARTH. APOLLYON THE ANTICHRIST ARRIVES NOW. NEW WORLD ORDER VS THE WORLD. 11 / 11 / 86." (his birthday is 11/11/1986)
-"ILLUMINATI? I AM THE ILLUMINATI"
-"THOSE ARE TWERTS THEY SENT ME FROM A FAKE COMEFY SHOW THESE CHIMPS ORCHESTRATED TO ASSASINATE THE ANTICHRIST. TOO BAD I CAN SEE THE FUTURE"
-"NEW WORLD ORDER VS THE WORLD. ALLMY LITTLE PRINCESS MUFFINS, YOU HEAR MY CHA8NSAW? I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE DINOSAUR EGGS" (included with a picture of "DJ HeavyGrinder," another Twitter target of his).
-"I AM THE COLLECTOR YOU ARE MY COLLECTION. YOUR FAMILY IS DEAD YA DIG SLUMUFFIN?"
-"NIGHTMARE IN MURDERLAND STARRING THE ANTICHRIST" (included with picture of Vladimir Putin).

Gembicki's Google+ account says he's been a journalism student at Cleveland State since 2013, but we were unable to confirm that statement. He's also an aspiring standup comedian, according to his profile, and may have performed at a Jan. 8 show at Jack Perry's Grille & Pub in Austintown (it's possible this event was referenced in the Feb. 19 tweet about "A FAKE COMEFY SHOW" mentioned above).

Gembicki had been locked up in the Cuyahoga County jail in Cleveland since February 25 (five days after his last published tweet) when he was arrested by Broadview Heights police on burglary and aggravated theft charges, county court records show. Those records list a Broadview Heights address for the him, but previous court records show addresses in Warren and Niles.

On March 3, federal court records show a US magistrate judge issued an order transferring Gembicki from the county jail over to custody by the United States Secret Service, FBI, or the United States Marshal in Cleveland. He was officially indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday.

Gembicki has been in trouble before, per court records in Trumbull County. In 2005 when he was living in Niles, the Trumbull County sheriff's office arrested him for illegally manufacturing or processing explosives and carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to five years of probation.

A few months later, he was arrested for felony trafficking of counterfeit controlled substances. The next year, the Niles Police Department booked him on three felony counts of having weapons while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

He spent three years at the Lake Erie Correctional Institute, Trumbull County court records say, and was released in 2010. Niles police again arrested him in 2012 for driving a stolen Cadillac without a license.

The federal charges filed this month detail Gembicki posted threats online starting on between Feb. 4 and Feb. 22 (three days before his burglary arrest in Broadview Heights). Here's what the grand jury charges:

Count 1 - Threats Against the President, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 871(a)

On or about and between February 4, 2014 and February 22, 2014, the defendant, CHRISTOPHER GEMBICKI, did knowingly and willfully make a threat to take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm upon the President in the United States, in that, through multiple postings on Facebook, he stated he would kill the President when he had the chance.

Count 2 - Use of Wires to Make Threats, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 875(c)

On or about and between February 18, 2014 and February 22, 2014, the defendant, CHRISTOPHER GEMBICKI, knowingly and willfully did transmit in interstate commerce from Broadview Heights, Ohio, a communication posted on Facebook, a website operated and maintained in the State of California, to an individual identified as C.A. and whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, which communication contained a threat to kill and injure C.A., in that GEMBICKI state that he was going to kill C.A. and C.A.'s family with a a chainsaw.

Count 3 - Use of Wires to Make Threats, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 875(c)

On or about and between February 19, 2014 and February 22, 2014, the defendant, CHRISTOPHER GEMBICKI, knowingly and willfully did transmit in interstate commerce from Broadview Heights, Ohio, a communication posted on Twitter, a website operated and maintained in the State of California, to an individual identified as N.H. whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, which communication contained a threat to kidnap and injure N.H., in that GEMBECKI stated that N.H.'s time was up and he was going to drink N.H.'s blood.

Check out the Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Prosequendum (definition) signed by a U.S. magistrate judge on March 3, and the indictment filed by a federal grad jury on Wednesday, here:

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