Scientology's David Miscavige: Suspect Charged In Death Threat Phone Calls
Scientology's David MiscavigeMan Charged In Death Threat Phone Calls
1/6/2016 1:00 PM PT
The man who allegedly threatened to kill Scientology leader David Miscavige in a series of phone calls just got hit with a slew of felonies, and his bail is set at $600k.
Andre Barkanov, a 47-year-old man from Illinois, pled not guilty to 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and one of stalking. Barkanov was arrested in November when police tracked him down in Wisconsin. He's been in custody since December.
A police investigation was launched after Barkanov allegedly phoned the church's Hollywood offices repeatedly, and at one point said he'd "assassinate Miscavige and every single one of you," among other threats.
Barkanov is currently being held in an L.A. County jail.