- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The arraignment for the driver of a ride-sharing service accused of threatening Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Facebook has been delayed.

The judge in Mohammad Waqas Khan’s case said in a notice that Wednesday’s hearing was cancelled because Khan hadn’t been brought from jail to Chicago’s federal courthouse in time.

The arraignment was reset for Thursday. Khan’s expected to enter a plea to a charge of transmitting a threatening communication.

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.”

A judge ruled earlier that Khan should remain jailed. Defense attorney Ellen Domph has said Khan’s words weren’t serious and could have been rap lyrics.


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