The woman who caused an FBI investigation after sending threats to right-wing radio host Joyce Kaufman -- leading to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools -- was sentenced today to two years in prison.
Ellisa Martinez was arrested in November after emailing and calling Kaufman's radio station, WFTL-AM (850), and pleaded guilty to a threatening charge in May.
Martinez had watched MSNBC's coverage of Kaufman speaking during a Tea Party rally last July -- the speech in which Kaufman said "if ballots don't work, bullets will."
That led to the email, in which Martinez feigned Tea Party-alignment with Kaufman and mentioned she was planning "something big":
dear ms. kaufman, i was so thrilled to see you speak in person for congressman elect west. i was especially exited to hear you encourage us to exercise our second amendment gun rights. i felt your plan to organize people with guns in the hills of Kentucky and else where was a great idea. i know that you know one election is not enough to take our country back from the illegal aliens, jews, muslims, and illuminati who are running the show. i am so glad you support people who think like me. I'm planning something big around a government building here in Broward County, maybe a post office, maybe even a school, i'm going to walk in and teach all the government hacks working there what the 2nd amendment is all about. Can I count on your help?
Kaufman did not want her help and instead turned the offer over to the cops.
There was also a phone call made to the radio station in which Martinez said her husband -- who divorced her before this incident -- was going to shoot up a Pembroke Pines school. He never had any involvement in the threats.
Martinez was originally questioned by the FBI but snuck out to Los Angeles while cops were prepping a warrant.
She was caught in L.A. a couple of weeks later.
The firestorm Kaufman was caught up in after Martinez' emails prompted her to quit her newly accepted post as Rep. Allen West's chief of staff.
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According to the Sun-Sentinel, Kaufman was in attendance at the sentencing at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, saying, "I think the judge did the right thing."