Twenty-two years in prison for sending poisoned letter to Trump
A French-Canadian was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for sending a poisoned letter to the White House in 2020.
Donald Trump has expressed hope that he will be re-elected as the President of the United States in 2024.
A Franco-Canadian was sentenced Thursday in the United States to nearly 22 years in prison for sending a poisoned letter to Donald Trump at the White House in 2020, a US judge announced.
Pascale Ferrier, 56, pleaded guilty in January in federal court in Washington to “violating biological weapons laws.” The sentence corresponds to the 262 months in prison stipulated in his agreement with the prosecutor. The justice ministry said in a statement that the court will also order his deportation after the completion of his sentence.
“The Fierce Tyrant Clown”
In September 2020, he admitted to preparing the deadly poison ricin at his Quebec home and placing it in threatening letters to the then President of the United States and eight officials in Texas (South). A letter intercepted at a White House mail sorting center called Donald Trump an “ugly tyrannical clown,” according to court filings.
“Give up, don’t run for this election,” he added, before insisting he slipped in a letter “a special gift” to “help” him decide when the Republican was running for a second term.
In 2019, he was believed to be responsible for jailing employees of the Texas prison and police system for about two months for illegal possession of weapons. After publishing his threatening letters in Canada, he traveled to the United States, where he was apprehended by border guards with a loaded weapon and a large amount of ammunition.
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