CAMDEN, N.J. – A Paterson woman faces five years in jail after admitting to calling in hoax bomb threats to the federal courthouse in Camden and the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton in January.
According to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Amdije Toska, 40, pleaded guilty on Friday to her actions on January 12, which led to a response from bomb detecting K-9 units from the Camden County Police, U.S. Park Service (Philadelphia Office) and Camden County Sheriff’s Office.
On that morning, court documents show, Toska called the Clerk’s Office of the Camden federal courthouse and stated there was a bomb in the building. The employee who answered the phone recognized Toska as a civil litigant with a case assigned to a U.S. District Court judge, who had previously issued an order directing Toska to cease all communications with the Clerk’s Office and permitting the Clerk’s Office to disconnect future calls from Toska.
“There’s a bomb in the building, run,” Toska said in a second phone call later that morning.
During this same time Toska made a similar threat over the phone to an employee in the Trenton building, leading to its evacuation.
That afternoon, Toska called in a third threat into the Clerk’s Office prompting the employee who answered the phone to question the suspect as to why she was making the bomb threats.
“The judge is torturing me, so I am torturing you, an eye for an eye,” Toska responded.
The same day, a post appeared on a Facebook account registered to an Amie Toska which read:“I have had enough of being ignored I am prank calling the entire world.”
A Twitter account believed to be associated with Toska posted a “reply” stating, “I just called Doj in DC, Camden courts and Njtpd lawyer and told them there’s a bomb in the building then I hung up…There is no bomb but I will continue to scare them until I am heard…I want JUSTICE DAMMIT.”
Another “reply” stated, “I’m not gonna stop calling the courts/doj/or njt lawyer and telling them there’s a bomb in the building. I will make them suffer by getting them scared. Let them shit in their pants for days. Idgaf….I want JUSTICE.”
Toska is scheduled to be on July 18.