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Woman Arrested For Threatening Governor Rick Scott

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CELEBRATION (CBSMiami/AP) – A 36-year-old woman has been arrested for threatening to hire a hit-man to kill Governor Rick Scott.

Ruba Khandaqii was arrested late Wednesday at her Celebration apartment by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

She is charged with two counts of corruption by threat against a public official and resisting arrest without violence.

Authorities say Khandaqji called the Osceola County Sheriff's Office on Monday and Wednesday and said she was going to hire a hit-man to kill Scott because she wanted to be deported to Jordan.

FDLE agents previously interviewed Khandaqii in February after she sent what they described as a questionable comment to the governor's web site. At the time, she was not deemed a threat.

Khandaqji was held Thursday on $5,000 bond. Jail records didn't show whether she had an attorney.

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