60-year-old Sohail Rana of Lafayette faces up to five years in prison, one year of probation and a $250,000.00 fine after he pleaded guilty to making threatening communications to the Lafayette office of U.S. Representative Clay Higgins, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana.

A phone number was traced to Rana after he called Higgins Lafayette office from Colorado, being irate, cursing and screaming, saying he would end Higgins' career and kill Higgins. Rana also made five subsequent calls that day with no additional threats and took no steps toward following through on the original threat.

Sentencing is set for October 9, 2018.