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Franklin Park man accused of threats to Sheriff Tom Dart

Steven Cleary | Cook County sheriff's mug shot

Steven Cleary | Cook County sheriff's mug shot

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Updated: November 9, 2013 8:07PM

A Franklin Park man has been accused of cyber stalking and sending death threats to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

Steven Cleary, 49, who was ordered held on $75,000 bail Saturday, was charged Friday with threatening a public official and cyber stalking, both felonies.

Cleary is accused of sending between 50 and 60 threatening emails to Dart, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Ben Breit said, who said Dart does not know Cleary.

Cleary began sending death threat emails to Dart in early May and recently began sending specific threats to Dart’s life, according to Brett.

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