Gilbert Man, James Patrick Giannakos Charged with Threatening Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Her Family and Associates
Columbia, S.C (STL.News) United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that James Patrick Giannakos, Jr. of Gilbert has been charged with threatening a former Assistant United States Attorney, her family, and associates. According to documents filed with the court, the threats came after multiple media platforms reported that the Government used information from Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, to prosecute approximately 13 individuals.
According to information provided to the court, Giannakos allegedly left a message on the former Assistant United States Attorney’s voicemail stating in part, “if anything happens to Mr. Enrique Tarrio, the same thing will happen to you and your family . . . If anything happens to him, I promise you and your associates will pay for it.”
The day after the voicemail was reported to the Miami office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), six additional threatening voicemails were left by the same telephone number on the answering machines of several offices of the firm that the former Assistant U.S. Attorney now works. Documents filed with the court allege that parts of those voicemails included, “If anything happens to Mr.