A Celebration woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making death threats against Gov. Rick Scott.
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ruba Khandaqji, 36, of 600 Market St., Apt. 330, Celebration, for two counts of corruption by threat against a public official and resisting arrest without violence.
According the FDLE reports, Khandaqji called the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on March 30 and said she was going to hire a hitman to kill Scott because she wanted to be deported to Jordan.
FDLE agents spoke to Khandaqji at her home on March 31 where she advised agents that she did not have to abide by U.S. laws because she was being held against her will by the government. On April 1, she repeated her threat, telling deputies she planned to kill Scott.
FDLE agents earlier spoke to Khandaqji in February after a questionable comment was sent to FLGOV.com, but at that time, she was not deemed a threat.
Khandaqji was booked into the Osceola County Jail.
The Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the investigation.