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May 19, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:53pm

MAN CHARGED FOR DEATH THREAT ON GATES

By CBR Staff Writer

Believe it or not, there are people who don’t like Microsoft chief Bill Gates, and Adam Pletcher of Illinois is one of them, according to a Bloomberg report. Pletcher, described as a loner in his early twenties who lives with his parents and spends a lot of time in front of the computer, has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill Gates and his wife Melinda if the software king didn’t fork over a cool $5m. Federal agents used an America Online dating service to track down the would-be killer/extortionist. Pletcher has previously brushed with the law, having been accused in February of fraud in an alleged internet scam.

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