- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A Fort Wayne attorney faces a charge of intimidation after authorities say he threatened an ex-client’s husband on Facebook.

Allen County prosecutors charged 41-year-old Jim Hanson of Fort Wayne with intimidation last week. If convicted, he could face six months to three years in prison and be fined up to $10,000.

The Journal Gazette reports a man called police in April and said his ex-wife’s lawyer had sent him a threatening Facebook message. Amid profanity, the message allegedly said “I’ve got you in my sights now.”

Hanson is representing the woman in her divorce and in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

Hanson acknowledged Monday that the message was unprofessional and inappropriate. He says it was intended to show that he would vigorously defend his client.

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