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Feds Nab Midtown Man Who Threatened 'Las Vegas Repeat,' U.S. Attorney Says

By  Trevor Kapp and Ben Fractenberg | October 11, 2017 3:26pm 

 Victor Casillas of Midtown was charged with threatening a Las Vegas-style shooting against a Denver-based Internet company.
Victor Casillas of Midtown was charged with threatening a Las Vegas-style shooting against a Denver-based Internet company.
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Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office

BROOKLYN — A Midtown man threatened to go on a Las Vegas-style massacre against a Colorado-based company that he claimed cheated him out of money, federal prosecutors said. 

Victor Casillas, 34, was arrested on Tuesday after he tried to extort the unnamed company, which a source identified as the promotional sales app, Ibotta, after they closed multiple accounts he opened to fraudulently "generate referral bonuses," according to the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office

"GET READY FOR A LAS VEGAS REPEAT (Final Warning),” Casillas wrote to the company on Oct. 4, according to court papers, adding, "I I STILL HAVE NOT RECIEVED [SIC] MY GOD (D—n) FLTNDS.....A------s . . . WELL GET READY 4 LAS VEGaspart2 ....MAYBE TODAY YOU WILL MEET YOU MAKER." 

 Victor Casillas of Midtown sent pictures of sub machine guns to a Denver-based company he was threatening, prosecutors said.
Victor Casillas of Midtown sent pictures of sub machine guns to a Denver-based company he was threatening, prosecutors said.
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Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office

The message was the last in a string of threatening emails that began on Sept. 26 after his accounts were closed, prosecutors said. 

Casillas also wrote that he was in Denver and attached a photo of submachine guns in a Sept. 27 email, according to court records. 

The company eventually notified the FBI and agents, who were able to connect him to the emails through an IP address in Brooklyn, his social media accounts and photographs he made publicly available. 

FBI agents arrested Casillas Tuesday and charged him with making extortionate threats. 

He was expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Wednesday afternoon. 

His lawyer did not return an immediate request for comment. 

Ibotta also did not return a request for comment.