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  • First look at poison letter to Trump: Return address on ricin envelope leads right to Quebec apartment

    09/29/2020 1:41:59 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Sept. 29, 2020 | Adrian Humphreys
    The return address on the envelope sent to U.S President Donald Trump from Canada — containing a potentially deadly poison — included a postal code leading right to the Quebec apartment the RCMP searched last week, where traces of ricin were allegedly found. The surprising inclusion of such a potentially incriminating clue suggests the sender wasn’t intent on remaining anonymous for long, or masking their preparation for what a U.S. judge characterized as an assassination attempt. The strange letter inside, seen here for the first time, is handwritten in English in all capital letters. It is stained in blotches and...
  • Foreign National Sentenced to Over 21 Years for Mailing Ricin to President of the United States in 2020

    08/24/2023 12:26:25 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | August 17, 2023 | DOJ Office of Public Affairs
    Defendant Also Mailed Threatening Ricin Letters to Texas Law Enforcement OfficialsPascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, a dual citizen of Canada and France, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for sending threatening letters, containing homemade ricin (a toxin), in September 2020, to then-President Donald J. Trump at the White House, and to eight Texas State law enforcement officials.Ferrier pleaded guilty on Jan. 25 to prohibitions with respect to biological weapons in two separate criminal cases. One case was brought in the District of Columbia, and the other was brought in the Southern...
  • Woman sentenced to 22 years in prison for mailing ricin to Trump in 2020

    08/18/2023 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/23 | Ella Lee
    A Quebec woman was sentenced to 22 years in prison Thursday after sending letters containing ricin to former President Trump in 2020. Pascale Ferrier, 55, pleaded guilty in January to making ricin in her home and mailing Trump and eight Texas law enforcement officials threatening letters laced with it. The toxin is made from waste material left over from processing castor beans. She faced a charge of prohibitions with respect to biological weapons in Washington, D.C., and eight counts of the same charge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She agreed to have the Texas...
  • California Doctor's Suicide Leaves Many Troubling Mysteries Unsolved

    11/03/2002 9:11:34 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies · 312+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3 Nov 2002 | By JO THOMAS
    IRVINE, Calif. — On the morning of Feb. 28, 2000, a man in a black hood ran up to Patrick Riley in front of his office, shot him flush in the face and fled. The bullet missed his brain, and Mr. Riley, a biotechnology entrepreneur, survived. But two days later, his business partner, a doctor named Larry C. Ford, killed himself with a shotgun after learning he was suspected of being the mastermind behind the shooting. That is where the story probably would have ended — a lurid but ultimately local piece of intrigue played out in the sun-splashed Orange...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to Trump, Texas Officials

    01/31/2023 11:22:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    National File ^ | January 31, 2023 | by CULLEN MCCUE
    Last Updated on January 31, 2023 Quebec resident Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, has accepted a plea agreement in which she admitted to sending ricin-laced letters to then-President Trump and a number of Texas officials, court documents revealed. Ferrier admitted to sending letters laced with the deadly poison to both Trump and the Texas officials. She faces up to 262 months in prison when she is sentenced in April. “Ferrier was detained in the State of Texas for around 10 weeks in the spring of 2019, and she believed that the law enforcement officials were connected to her period of...
  • Dual citizen of France and Canada who mailed ricin to President Trump pleads guilty

    01/26/2023 3:32:50 AM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 25 Jan 2023 | Holmes Lybrand
    A dual citizen of France and Canada pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sending letters containing homemade ricin to then-President Donald Trump at the White House and eight Texas law enforcement officials. Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier sent threatening letters containing the poison in September 2020, according to the plea agreement filed in a Washington, DC, federal court. According to the agreement, Ferrier made ricin at her home in Quebec, Canada, and put the poison in letters addressed to Trump and the Texas officials.... ...After sending the letters from Canada, Ferrier was arrested when trying to cross the border into the US...
  • Germany arrests man suspected of preparing chemical attack

    01/08/2023 6:12:18 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    Counter-terrorism police have raided a home in western Germany after a man was suspected of preparing a terrorist attack with cyanide and ricin, officials say. The man was taken into custody. The operation took place on late Saturday night, just before midnight, when a heavily-armed team with protective clothing raided an apartment in Castrop-Rauxel, a small city in North Rhine-Westphalia. “The residence of a 32-year-old suspect, who is an Iranian citizen, was searched by order of a judge,” police said in a statement. “The accused is suspected of having prepared a serious act of violence endangering the state by procuring...
  • (Germany) Danger of terror in NRW! SEK catches two suspected chemical bombers at night (Iranian-Islamist's chemical terror plot)

    01/08/2023 1:55:19 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 26 replies
    Focus (De) ^ | Jan 8, 2023
    Anti-terrorist investigators arrested an Iranian national in the Ruhr area who is said to have prepared an Islamist attack. The investigators searched the 32-year-old 's apartment in Castrop-Rauxel on Sunday night. The man is suspected of having obtained the toxins cyanide and ricin for the crime, said the Düsseldorf public prosecutor , the Recklinghausen police and the Münster police early on Sunday morning. The 32-year-old was reportedly taken into custody along with another man. It was initially unclear how far the attack plans had progressed and whether there was already a concrete target. The investigation was still ongoing in the...
  • Oil-for-Food a Failure From the Start? (Saddam bio labs, to put sarin in perfume bottles)

    02/12/2005 8:49:38 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 67 replies · 5,091+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | FoxNews
    The Iraqi Survey Group also found that supposed "humanitarian" imports under Oil-for-Food gave Saddam the ability to restart his biological and chemical warfare programs at a moment's notice. Spertzel said what scared him the most in Iraq was the discovery of secret labs to make deadly weapons like the nerve agent, sarin, and the biological poison, ricin, in spray form. "If that were released in a closed [area], such as Madison Square Garden or, even some, some of your smaller closed malls, shopping malls, it would have a devastating effect … killing hundreds or thousands," Spertzel said. But Spertzel believes...
  • What WAS he planning? Director of research at biotech firm, 37, is charged after 'buying 800 castor bean seeds to extract the deadly toxin ricin'

    03/17/2021 12:27:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17 2021 | EMILY CRANE
    The director of research at a Massachusetts biotech firm has been accused searching online for deadly poisons and purchasing 800 castor bean seeds so he could extract the toxin ricin from them, federal prosecutors say. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice after he allegedly lied to FBI agents when they were investigating why he was trying to acquire the deadly toxin. Authorities say Saaem had ordered 100 packets of castor beans, which each contained eight seeds, online.
  • Woman accused of sending Trump ricin charged in Texas

    12/16/2020 7:56:15 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 15, 2020 | no byline
    ...A grand jury in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday handed up sixteen counts against Pascale Ferrier, court records show. The 53-year-old resident of the Montreal area is in federal custody in Washington, D.C. on similar charges, prosecutors said Tuesday. ...In September, Ferrier pleaded not guilty to making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House after she was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border. A federal judge in New York denied her release on bail. Ferrier is also alleged to have sent ricin to six detention centers and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande...
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 6:25:51 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges... Ferrier had been living in the US last year and was arrested in Mission, Texas, in March 2019 for using a fake driver’s license, according to court records cited by the news outlet. She pleaded not guilty and spent 20 days in...
  • Who is Pascale Ferrier, the woman accused of sending ricin to Trump?

    09/22/2020 11:09:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    The Canadian woman charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to President Trump apparently tweeted a hashtag supportive of killing the commander-in-chief less than two weeks ago. Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, after allegedly mailing a letter addressed to Trump containing the highly toxic substance, according to CBC News. She was carrying a gun at the time of her arrest at the Peace Bridge crossing, CNN said.
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/22/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges. She was supposed to appear in court Monday, but her appearance was delayed until Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office, according to the CBC.
  • Woman who addressed ricin letter to White House sent similar envelopes to law enforcement in Texas: Officials

    09/21/2020 2:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/21/2020
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Her name was not immediately released,...
  • Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested

    09/20/2020 9:09:39 PM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 20, 2020 | Evan Perez
    A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said. The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official.
  • Authorities arrest woman suspected of sending Trump letter containing poison (Ricin)

    09/20/2020 9:06:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 20 2020 | John Bowden
    U.S. officials have reportedly arrested a woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poisonous substance ricin to the White House, addressed to President Trump, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The official told CNN that the unnamed woman, who was carrying a firearm at the time of her arrest, was detained by authorities at a U.S.-Canada border while attempting to enter the U.S. FBI officials did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The agency said a day earlier that it did not believe a threat to public safety was ongoing. Secret Service officials also...
  • AP: Suspect Accused of Sending Ricin Poison to White House Arrested at Canada Border

    09/20/2020 7:09:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2020 | NATE CHURCH
    Law enforcement officials reportedly informed the Associated Press on Sunday of an arrest related to the ricin poison sent to the White House. An as-yet-unidentified woman was arrested at the Canada border on Sunday, three law enforcement officials told the Associated Press. The woman is suspected to be the sender of a letter intercepted on its way to the White House containing the deadly poison, ricin. The letter was addressed to President Donald Trump. The woman was reportedly arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo. The letter itself is believed to...
  • Breaking: Suspect in Custody for Sending Ricin Poison to President Trump

    09/20/2020 7:07:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 2020 | Jim Hoft
    A female suspect was arrested by Customs and Border Patrol Agents trying to enter the United States from Canada. The New York Times reported on Saturday that authorities were seeking an unidentified Canadian woman suspect.
  • Suspect in White House Ricin Incident Arrested at Peace Bridge in Buffalo

    09/20/2020 5:51:33 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 40 replies
    WGRZ ^ | Sept 20, 2020 | Dave McKinley
    A spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed to WGRZ-TV that a woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. CNN, which had first reported the story of the arrest, had only reported that the woman was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at "a border crossing in New York State". CBP Buffalo Field Office Public Affairs Liaison Aaron Bowker declined to say when the arrest occurred. CNN cited a US law enforcement official as saying the woman was...