CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a 45-year-old suburban Chicago man with a hate crime after prosecutors say he called a Muslim civil rights advocate and left a threatening message.

Prosecutors say Marvin Meyer of Oak Forest admitted calling the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Chicago office and leaving a message for deputy director Sufyan Sohel. The message told the American-born attorney he wasn’t welcome in the U.S. and made a death threat, among other things.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2tgELxD) Meyer was charged with a felony count of a hate crime and a misdemeanor count of a telephone threat. Meyer has been ordered held on $75,000 bail and is required to wear an electronic monitoring device once released. A listed number for Meyer couldn’t be located Sunday.

Prosecutors say Sohel doesn’t know Meyer.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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