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Mar 29, 2011 6:51 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Deadline extended in Internet stalking case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal magistrate has agreed to give prosecutors and a defense attorney more time to negotiate a possible plea deal in the case against a Massachusetts college
professor suspected of stalking and making Internet threats against
a New Orleans police officer.
March 30 was the deadline for an indictment in the case against
Gary O'Bireck, but U.S. Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. agreed Monday to
a 30-day extension so plea talks can continue.
O'Bireck, an Elmira, N.Y., resident who is an associate
professor of criminology and sociology at Anna Maria College in
Paxton, Mass., is accused of using a fake online identity to
threaten a police officer he accused of raping his girlfriend in
2007. He was arrested Jan. 31 in Massachusetts on a federal
warrant.

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