Keith Eisenberger: What did he do?
A Republican member of the US House of Representatives named Kevin Hern, a 60-year-old businessman, was stalked by a 39-year-old Oklahoma man named Keith Eisenberger on Wednesday, August 10.
Prosecutors claim that after Kevin Hern was sworn into the House on November 13, 2018, Keith Eisenberger started a protracted harassment campaign against the politician.[Authorities claim that Keith Eisenberger’s behavior continued to worsen as he allegedly threatened Hern and his family. He was also charged with threatening to abduct and harm the politician if he didn’t resign.
The sentencing for Eisenberger has not yet been decided. He may receive a sentence of up to 25 years in jail for making threats against an official under federal law.
On the basis of these threats, Eisenberger’s defense team stated in the plea deal that the sentencing guidelines called for 36 months in jail and 36 months of supervised release.
An alleged harassment campaign was started against Kevin Hern.
Keith Charles Eisenberger was found guilty of cyberstalking, threatening to kidnap a member of Congress, and threatening to kidnap the spouse of a member of Congress, according to the US Department of Justice.
United States Representative Kevin Hern was allegedly cyberstalked by 39-year-old Bartlesville resident Keith Charles Eisenberger (R)
Between November 2018 and May 2022, he admitted to persistently pestering Kevin Hern in an effort to eventually persuade the house representative to resign.
He allegedly called Hern’s office in 2018 and referred to the congressman’s election as “illegitimate,” according to CBS.
Eisenberger allegedly said:
“I will halt this in every way I can.”
Eisenberger finally went to Hern’s house where his threats escalated, and that was when it all came to an end. In May, he issued his final threat, saying he would kidnap the lawmaker and his wife in an internet posting.
In another social media post, Eisenberger threatened to attack the lawmaker unless he was indicted by the federal government for holding a fraudulent election.