A member of a white separatist organization has been indicted in a Connecticut federal court for threatening to kill President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice announced, the New Haven Register reported on Sunday.
Fifty-one- year old Gary Joseph Gravelle, also known as Roland Prejean, and a member of the American Knights of Anarchy was charged with 16 counts. According to the indictment, he also sent out a series of emails and made phone calls in September 2018 threatening to detonate bombs at several New Haven locations, as well as in Seattle and Burlington.
Gravelle also sent out letters containing a white powder he claimed was anthrax to a synagogue and an Islamic Center as well as other locations.
Another of the letters containing a white powder included a threat to Trump, with a note stating, “I, Gary Gravelle, ... as a faithful soldier of the AKA, am coming to KILL Donald Trump.”
No injuries were reported in connection to the packages, and the powder in at least some of the letters was determined by the auhorities to be baby powder.
Gravelle was arrested last September for violating the terms of his release after previously being convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 70 months in prison on similar charges connected to sending threatening letters, according to the Washington Examiner.
The latest charges could land him in prison for a century, based on the maximum sentences cited in the statement.
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