WICHITA — A man convicted last November of several charges in a federal RICO trial has now been accused of making threats against a federal witness, authorities said.
Clinton A.D. Knight, 30, of Wichita, is charged with threatening to cause bodily injury to another with intent to retaliate against a person for testimony at an official proceeding.
Knight was convicted last November on charges of participating in a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to engage in racketeering, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and maintaining a residence in furtherance of distributing crack cocaine. He is awaiting sentencing in that case.
A criminal complaint states that on Aug. 25, Knight called a witness and was "angry and upset," authorities said. Two other calls to the witness were forwarded to voice mail and Knight left voice messages, prosecutors allege.
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In one of the calls he dared the witness to record the message and give it to the police, authorities said.
If he is convicted of the threat charge, Knight faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.