Our Baton Rouge office investigated a man who composed 16 threatening letters, five of which contained sexually graphic threats of bodily injury and death, to a New Iberia, Louisiana SSA employee. Our investigation determined that the man attempted to disguise his handwriting, and implicated two unwitting SSI recipients with whom he had a grudge, as the authors of the letters. The man composed an “apology” letter to SSA that appeared to be from one of the SSI recipients. However, a forensic laboratory confirmed the man we identified was the true author.
The man pled guilty to mailing threatening communications. In December 2010, a U.S. District Court judge sentenced the man to five years’ incarceration and three years’ supervised release.