No. 90-5183.

936 F.2d 529 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Joseph Otto BERKI a/k/a Joseph Berkowitz, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 23, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Theodore J. Sakowitz, Federal Public Defender, Alison M. Igoe, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Miami, Fla., for defendant-appellant.

Diane T. deRosset, Linda C. Hertz, Asst. U.S. Attys., Miami, Fla., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before TJOFLAT, Chief Circuit Judge, DUBINA, Circuit Judge and HENDERSON, Senior Circuit Judge.


Joseph Otto Berki appeals his convictions in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on one count of threatening to assault and two counts of threatening to murder a federal judge in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. section 115(a)(1)(B) (West Supp.1990). On appeal, he urges that the government failed to prove that he knew the intended victim of his threats was a federal judge, a necessary element of proof of the crimes alleged in...

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