Showing posts with label Anthony David DiNozzi. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dr. Anthony David DiNozzi threatens FBI

Ex-Youngwood dentist held in threats 01/10/2012 3:00 AM By Paul Peirce, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A former Youngwood dentist is slated to appear in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh today after federal agents raided his home late Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill an FBI agent.

Anthony David DiNozzi, 44, who lives with his parents at 714 Kennedy Way, is charged with threatening to kill FBI Special Agent Gregory A. Heeb.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed yesterday, Special Agent Jeffery H. Tisak alleges that DiNozzi telephoned Heeb at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the FBI office in Pittsburgh and left a death threat on his office telephone answering machine.

″Hey, this is DiNozzi. How you doing, buddy?″ DiNozzi stated in the recording, Tisak said.

Tisak alleges that DiNozzi then swore at Heeb and DiNozzi then claimed that numerous FBI agents across the country were listening because ″I'm a witness for Eric Holder.″

″You call me again, I'll have you killed. In defense, do you understand that, you freak?″ DiNozzi allegedly said.

DiNozzi then continued a profanity-laced tirade against Heeb. He also is accused of telephoning Chief U.S. Judge Robert S. Lasnik in Seattle and federal agents there, demanding they prosecute Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Agents subsequently traced the call to DiNozzi's residence.

DiNozzi had his dentistry license suspended in Pennsylvania in 2001, according to state records, and moved his practice to Ohio, where he was convicted in Newark, Ohio, in 2007 for Medicaid fraud.

According to the affidavit filed by Tisak, Heeb and DiNozzi encountered each other during an incident on Feb. 17, 2011, at Pittsburgh International Airport, where airport security flagged DiNozzi as ″a suspicious person″ and DiNozzi subsequently identified himself as a federal agent. Ultimately, no criminal charges were filed in that incident.

Court documents state that about a month after the airport incident, Heeb received a telephone voice message from a person claiming to be a bailiff for a federal judge in Seattle and recommending that the agent telephone Lasnik over an ongoing case. Federal court officials in Seattle subsequently identified DiNozzi as the caller and alleged the suspended dentist had repeatedly called Lasnik in Seattle.

The FBI interviewed DiNozzi in response to those calls, but no criminal charges were filed.

″After the interview, DiNozzi's calls to the court and the Seattle field office stopped″ until Thursday's telephone call to Heeb.

DiNozzi remains in federal custody in the Allegheny County Jail.