One-man birther crime wave Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III was found guilty of two felony counts: aggravated perjury and extortion.
The McMinn County jury began deliberations this morning and returned its verdict later in the day. He was not found guilty of stalking and harassment. Fitzpatrick was arrested last March on four charges stemming from allegations that he harassed and stalked a grand jury foreman. According to the indictment, reports the Daily Post-Athenian covering McMinn and Meigs Counties :
…it was claimed that Fitzpatrick "did unlawfully and intentionally threaten … to take action known to be unlawful…"
Fitzpatrick is also accused of making "a false statement, under oath, during or in connection with an official proceeding," as well as engaging in "a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested and actually caused (his alleged victim, a former member of the McMinn County Grand Jury) to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested."
Fitzpatrick was represented by well-known attorney, and failed judicial candidate, Van R. Irion.