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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2013

Felisha Monet Mitchell Indicted For Threatening President Obama

FELISHA MONET MITCHELL, age 32, a resident of
Palm Springs, California, was charged in a one-count indictment today for threatening the
President of the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 871(a)
announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to the Indictment and previously filed court documents, from January 21, 2013
through January 24, 2013, MITCHELL posted numerous statements on her public Twitter feed
and Facebook page threatening President Obama and the First Family. In an interview with
United States Secret Service Agents, MITCHELL admitted to posting the online threats using
her cell phone while in New Orleans.

If convicted, MITCHELL faces a maximum penalty of five (5) years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a three (3) year term of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is being investigated by Special Agents of the United States Secret Service and prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.

(Download Indictment )