Arraignment for driver accused of threatening Chicago mayor

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CHICAGO (AP) _ A driver for a ride-sharing service accused of threatening Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others on Facebook is expected to enter a plea to a charge of transmitting a threatening communication.

Mohammad Waqas Khan’s arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago federal court.

A federal complaint says the Glen Ellyn man wrote that Emanuel had “led the city of Chicago down the road to perdition” and that he’d teach the mayor “a lesson.”

Khan allegedly wrote about wanting to commit acts of violence that would draw widespread attention. One message allegedly said, “I want a net worth individual to shoot.”

A judge ruled at an earlier detention hearing that Khan should remain jailed. Defense attorney Ellen Domph told the hearing Khan’s words weren’t serious and could have been rap lyrics.

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