The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it was serving a Montana man with $9.9 million in fines for allegedly making close to 5,000 anti-Semitic, xenophobic and racist robocalls to residents in several states.

Scott Rhodes, 52, of Libby, Montana is being fined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for thousands of “unlawful and malicious spoofed robocalls” that allegedly targeted individuals with “harmful pre-recorded messages” dating back to 2017.

In January, the FCC said in a statement that the “robocalls included xenophobic fearmongering (including to a victim’s family), racist attacks on political candidates, an apparent attempt to influence the jury in a domestic terrorism case, and threatening language toward a local journalist.”

According to the DOJ, the government’s complaint alleged that Rhodes made 4,959 illegal robocalls with falsified caller ID information, with the intent to cause harm.... Read More: Arutz-7