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Man indicted for making threatening calls against Maryland Synagogue

Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 18:02:42-04

BALTIMORE — A federal grand jury has indicted 64-year-old Stephen Lyle Orback on the federal charge of making threatening communications, specifically making threatening calls to a Maryland Synagogue.

According to the indictment, between May 12 and May 13, 2019, Orback made multiple telephone calls to an employee of a synagogue in Owings Mills, Maryland, threatening to kill many members of that Jewish congregation.

If convicted, Orback faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. No initial appearance has been scheduled.

Orback is currently detained in Colorado on unrelated state charges.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.