Man federally indicted for threatening to kill probation officer

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 29-year-old Ramon Alvarado has been federally indicted for threatening to kill his former probation officer.

If convicted, Alvarado faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

The indictment alleges, that on March 26th, Alvarado threatened to kill an employee of the United States Probation Office in the Eastern District of Wisconsin with intent to retaliate against the employee on account of the performance of her official duties in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 115(a)(1)(B).

Alvarado was originally charged via criminal complaint on April 5th. Alvarado, a Latin Kings gang member, was supervised by the United States Probation Office following completion of his term of imprisonment for a 2008 federal RICO conspiracy conviction.

An indictment is merely the formal method of charging an individual and does not constitute evidence of his or her guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.