A federal judge has sentenced a man in Austin, Texas, to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to persecution and sending threatening letters and emails to the pop star. Taylor Swift’s former record company.
According to records filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick received the verdict during a hearing Wednesday (September 16) in Nashville. The court’s terms, which also include three years of supervised release, were agreed by prosecutors in a prayer agreement that Swarbrick entered into in 2019.
The complaint said Swarbrick sent over 40 letters and emails to the Big Machine Label Group in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time, the letters became more violent and threatening. On three occasions, Swarbrick drove to Nashville to personally deliver them.