Ricin Letter Suspect Formally Charged With Threatening Obama

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Ricin Letter Suspect Formally Charged With Threatening Obama

Paul Kevin Curtis

This undated photo obtained from the Facebook page of Paul Kevin Curtis, shows, according to neighbors, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45. Curtis was arrested Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line. He is accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to to national leaders. (AP)

The Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters laced with ricin to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker has been charged with threatening the president and others.

The Justice Department announced the charges against 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis on Thursday, NBC News and the Associated Press reported. Curtis is scheduled to appear in court later in on Thursday. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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