Celebration woman indicted for  threatening President Barack Obama



A Celebration woman has been indicted on a charge of making threats against President Barack Obama.

Ruba Khandaqji, 37, faces one count of making threats against the president of the United States. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.

According to court documents, on March 30, Khandaqji called the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and left a threatening message about hiring a hit man to kill unnamed individuals, asking that her message be passed on to the governor.

The next day, investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement interviewed Khandaqji at her home. When asked if she knew why she was being interviewed, she replied because she had threatened to kill Gov. Rick Scott, court documents stated.

On April 1, when FDLE investigators returned to Khandaqji’s home to arrest her for threatening the governor, she threatened Scott again, and said that she also wanted to kill the president.

Later that night, Khandaqji told a Secret Service agent that she wanted the president to be killed.  This will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph M. Schuster.