Mississippi Male Pleads Guilty To Threatening Jews

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Donavon Parish, 29, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Entered a guilty plea this week to charges of cyberstalking and five counts of harassment. He also admitted to a special finding that he targeted the calls to Jewish centers based on the recipients of those calls being Jewish.

Federal authorities said that Parish used a Voice Over Internet Protocol to place calls the synagogues and Jewish owned businesses in the Delaware Valley.

In these calls, Parish spoke to individuals answering the telephone calls on behalf of their respective institutions, at which time he repeatedly referenced the genocide of approximately six million Jewish people during the Holocaust, stating, among other things, “Heil Hitler,” “all Jews must die,” “we will put you in work camps,” “gas the Jews,” and “Hitler should have finished the job.”

He now will have a federal criminal record and could be staying in a federal prison for the next 15 years. After that he get’s, three years of supervised release, a $1,500,000 fine and a $600 special assessment. He will be paying that fine well into the future.

“Antisemitism has no place in our society,” said Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Philadelphia. “Today’s guilty plea reinforces that we will pursue justice against those who threaten members of our communities with such vile threats. The FBI will continue to work closely with our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office to ensure our citizens feel safe in the environments they live, work and play in.”