DENVER (AP) — A Denver-area man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for mailing threatening letters, some with white powder, to President Barack Obama, members of Congress from Colorado and Alabama, and Argentine consulates.
The U.S. attorney’s office for Colorado says 42-year-old Jay Stuart DeVaughn of Aurora, also known as Jay Paige Edwards, was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release.READ MORE: Reservations Still Needed To Take In The Fall Beauty At Maroon Bells
DeVaughn pleaded guilty in August to mailing threatening communications and conveying false information to elected officials. Authorities say he mailed a letter to Obama that was intercepted in September 2009. The envelope contained a plastic bag of white powder and a reference to anthrax.READ MORE: Denver DA: Officers Justified In Shooting Death Of Cedric Vick After Carjacking, Chase And Crash
Authorities say the white powder in all the letters was harmless, but emergency personnel were called when the various offices received the mail.MORE NEWS: Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Shooting Of Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel
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