Man Sentenced for Terrorizing SUNY Geneseo Student

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The Long Island man who was accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her sorority sisters at SUNY Geneseo back in  was sentenced today to four years in federal prison. Thomas Traficante received nearly double the recommended maximum sentence.

Judge David Larimer said Traficante's conduct added up to domestic terrorism.

The FBI says Traficante sent cocaine to the woman's campus address and tipped the university in an anonymous email in an attempt to get her arrested. He put her contact information on a prostitution website, and he logged into an online account for her chemistry assignments, causing her to get zeroes on some quizzes.

Finally, Traficante sent texts to the victim's sorority sisters implying a shooting attack. The court noted he possessed a loaded AR-15-type rifle.

The victim was in court and said she is legally changing her name and preparing an escape plan for when Traficante gets out of prison.

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