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Bend Man Charged For Alleged Deportation Threat

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A Bend man is facing a criminal charge for allegedly threatening to have someone deported.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Thomas Schlossmacher was charged with extortion on Wednesday.

Hummel says Schlossmacher partially paid a Redmond man who is a US citizen for landscaping work by giving the man his pickup truck.

Hummel says a dispute over the final payment details led Schlossmacher to send the man a text message demanding he respond or he would contact immigration officials.

It wasn’t immediately known if Schlossmacher has a lawyer to comment on the case.

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