Man who threatened IRS agent's life sentenced

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for threatening to kill an Internal Revenue Service agent and rape and kill his wife over a $330,000 tax bill.

Forty-nine-year-old Andrew Calcione, of Cranston, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court. A judge found him guilty in May.

Prosecutors say Calcione left voicemail messages for an IRS agent in July 2013 threatening that if the agent called him again, he would torture the man, rape and kill his wife and injure his daughter while the agent watched. He said he would then kill the agent.

Calcione left a second message saying the first one had been left in error and to disregard it.

Tax agents estimated that Calcione owed $330,000 for 2008, 2009 and 2010.