Virginia man to serve 15 months in federal prison, pay restitution fees for cyberstalking Tulsa mayor

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 10:53:23-05

TULSA, Okla. - A Virginia man will serve time in a federal prison for sending harassing and intimidating emails directed toward Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family, according to U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Officials say that Adam Maxwell Donn, 41, of Norfolk, Virginia, will be sentenced to 15 months followed by three years of supervised release. Additionally, Donn must pay restitution in the amount of $2,380 to the victim, according to a news release.

In a hearing, the defendant confirmed that he sent Mayor Bynum and his wife 44 emails and left 14 phone messages between June 11 and June 22, 2020. According to the news release, Donn said that these messages were meant to harass, annoy, threaten and intimate the Bynum family.

The document reports that Donn also referenced Bynum’s young children and their home address. The defendant said that he believed the threats would coerce Bynum into cancelling President Donald Trump’s campaign rally scheduled for June 20, 2020.

Initial charges were filed against Donn in July 2020. You can find the press release here.

The Tulsa Police Department and FBI conducted the investigation.