NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A federal judge has sentenced an Austin man to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to former label pop star Taylor Swift.
According to files filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick was convicted at a hearing Wednesday in Nashville. The terms of the sentence, which also include three years of supervised release, were agreed to by prosecutors in a plea deal that Swarbrick reached in 2019.
The complaint states that Swarbrick sent over 40 letters and emails to Big Machine Label Group in 2018, asking the CEO to present it to Swift. Over time, the letters became more violent and threatening. On three occasions, Swarbrick traveled to Nashville to personally deliver them.