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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Envelopes sent to Mattis, Navy chief test positive for ricin

    10/02/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Two envelopes addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson have initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin at the Pentagon’s mail facility, according to a report. The packages, which were delivered Monday, were intercepted before making it into the sprawling headquarters of the Defense Department in Virginia near Washington, DC, spokesman Chris Sherwood said Tuesday.
  • Another suspect arrested in ricin letters case

    04/28/2013 2:34:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Did the FBI get it right this time? Wall Street Journal: J. Everett Dutschke, 41 years old, of Tupelo, Miss., was charged with possessing a toxin for use as a weapon, among other charges, the U.S. attorney's office said. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Oxford, Miss. on Monday. Mr. Dutschke was taken into custody without incident, according to an FBI spokeswoman. The arrest follows a tumultuous week in which the man initially charged with sending the letters, Paul Kevin Curtis, a 45 year-old Elvis impersonator who had quarreled with Mr. Dutschke, was released after evidence and...
  • The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's.

    05/30/2013 9:23:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 83 replies
    Julie Banderas ^ | 5/30/13 | Julie Banderas
    From Julie Banderas Twitter: The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's. I'm on Fox Business Network at 12:22pm with the latest
  • BREAKING: Woman Arrested For Ricin Letters To Obama, MAIG; Guns Not Involved

    06/07/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    TTAG ^ | 7 June, 2013 | Chris Dumm
    FBI agents arrested Shannon Elizabeth Guess Richardson (pictured) this morning in connection with the ricin-tainted letters sent to the White House and the offices of Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. According to NPR (yes, that NPR) her husband and original person of interest Nathan Richardson has been cleared of suspicion. The FBI now believes that Shannon sent the poison letters as part of a plot to frame her husband and divorce him, and that the letters’ rants about gun control were a red herring. That’s right: guns, racism and gun control had nothing to do with the poisoned letters....
  • Ricin Suspect Was Tracked via Mail Scanners

    06/07/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT · by usconservative · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 7th, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    A high-tech computer system that captures images of “every mail piece that is processed” by the United State Postal Service was critical in helping federal agents track the Texas woman arrested today for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a U.S. District Court complaint filed today against Shannon Guess Richardson, an FBI agent details how investigators traced the ricin letters back to New Boston, Texas, where the 35-year-old Richardson (seen below) lives with her husband.
  • Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

    06/07/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/7/2013 | Michael Martinez. Susan Candiotti and Carol Cratty
    (CNN) -- A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said. Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter, court papers said. Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple's computer records show her husband...
  • ‘Pro-Gun’ Ricin mailer turns out to be Hollywood anti-gunner

    06/11/2013 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 75 replies
    WeaponsMan ^ | Approx Jun 11, 2013
  • FBI: No arrests in Spokane, Wash., ricin case

    05/20/2013 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 4:57 PM EDT | Nicholas K. Geranios
    The FBI said Monday that no one has been arrested after last week’s discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin in Spokane, but the agency remained tight-lipped about the investigation and a weekend raid at a downtown apartment building. … The letters were postmarked last Tuesday in Spokane and addressed to the downtown post office and the adjacent federal building. They were intercepted by the Postal Service, and no one was injured. … Witnesses have said a man was escorted from the building by law enforcement officers Saturday morning. Sandalo Dietrich declined to say if anyone...
  • Mississippi man charged with attempted use of biological weapon (new ricin suspect)

    04/27/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:30pm EDT | Robbie Ward
    A Mississippi martial arts instructor was charged on Saturday with attempting to use a biological weapon after a ricin-laced letter was sent to President Barack Obama earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice said. James Everett Dutschke, age 41, was arrested early on Saturday, following searches of his home and a former business as part of the ricin letter investigation. Dutschke was taken into custody by FBI agents at his Tupelo home shortly after midnight FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said in a statement. …