BOSTON ¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥” Another New Hampshire man has pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to harass and intimidate a New Hampshire Public Radio journalist and her parents.
Michael Waselchuck, 36, of Seabrook, entered a guilty plea to conspiring to commit stalking through interstate travel in U.S. District Court, Boston division, on Thursday.
Waselchuck and three co-conspirators, were arrested and charged for harassing two journalists after an article was published in March 2022 detailing sexual allegations and other misconduct against the former owner of a drug abuse recovery center.
The four men were indicted for the crime in September 2023.
Waselchuck is the second of the four men to enter a guilty plea. Tucker Cockerline, of Salem, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty for his role in December 2023.
NHPR journalist Lauren Chooljian wrote and published the article after a year-long investigation with contributions from another journalist, according to court documents.
According to charging documents, the four men allegedly agreed to harass and intimidate the journalists and their family.
The men are said to have gone to the journalists¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™ homes and Chooljian¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™s parent¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™s house in Hampstead to vandalize the properties on five different occasions.
The Seabrook man was allegedly recruited by Cockerline to vandalize Chooljian¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™s home. On May 20, 2022, Cockerline is said to have spray painted obscenities on her parent¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™s garage door.
Later that day, Waselchuck threw a brick through Chooljian¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥™s window and spray painted in red a promise for future action on her house, according to court documents.
Waselchuck is scheduled to be sentenced on May 10.