Mississippi Man Charged With Threatening Obama With Ricin Letter

Paul Kevin Curtis was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday night.

Posted: 04/18/2013 01:16 PM EDT

Paul Kevin Curtis, of Corinth, Mississippi, has been charged with making threats against President Barack Obama and others, the Justice Department reported on Thursday.

Curtis was arrested by the FBI at his home on Wednesday, and he will appear before federal court later on Thursday. If he is convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison, according to the Associated Press:

An FBI affidavit also released Thursday said Curtis sent three letters with suspected ricin to President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge. The letters read:

"No one wanted to listen to me before. There are still `Missing Pieces.' Maybe I have your attention now even if that means someone must die. This must stop. To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance. I am KC and I approve this message."

The affidavit says Curtis had sent letters to Wicker's office several times before with the message "this is Kevin Curtis and I approve this message."

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