Hearing continued for man accused of threats, retaliation

From staff reports

A preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday for a Franklin man accused of sending threatening letters to Venango County public officials and others has been continued.

The hearing for Nicholas Borgia, 61, is now set for Nov. 14.

Borgia is charged with a felony count of retaliation against a prosecutor or judicial official, two misdemeanor counts each of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, stalking and retaliation for past official action and six misdemeanor counts of repeated harassment in an anonymous manner.

The charges stem from letters that were sent to Venango County Judge Robert Boyer, Venango County Commissioner Albert “Chip” Abramovic, District Attorney Shawn White and several other county residents.

The letters, allegedly written by Borgia, contained personal threats and character attacks and date back to April.

Information in a criminal complaint connects Borgia to each of the letter recipients by way of past and ongoing court cases or interactions with persons known by Borgia.

Borgia, who was arrested Friday, is lodged in the Venango County jail after being denied bail.