Man sentenced for Rocklin, Auburn letter bomb hoaxes | Crime
SACRAMENTO, CA - A man who called in letter bomb threats to homes in Rocklin and Auburn in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to three years and five months in prison for making the threats and lying to federal authorities.
Stephen J. Isoczky Jr., 60, of Los Angeles, was found to have made the calls from a telephone near a motel in Tracy where he was staying, according to court documents.
Court records say U.S. Postal Service investigators and law enforcement expended more than 200 hours screening all mail going to the Rocklin and Auburn home addresses and zip codes.
When law enforcement tracked down the second phone call made Nov. 1, 2012 to Isoczky, he lied to officers about any knowledge of the threats.
In addition, U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lauren Horwood said that Isoczky, who was on federal probation after serving time for a 2005 counterfeiting conviction, had failed to report to his probation officer since July 2008 and was a federal fugitive.
The federal court judge also ordered Isoczky to serve three years of supervised release after his incarceration and to pay $6,890 to USPS for its costs associated with investigating the threats.