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Former O'Fallon Man Sentenced for Mailing "KKK" Threats to O'Fallon's City Hall and Police Department

January 13, 2012

A former O’Fallon resident was sentenced today, in federal court in East St. Louis, for conveying false threats to the O’Fallon Police Department and O’Fallon City Hall in November of 2006, the United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton announced.

Justin Lamar Kidd, 29, was charged earlier this year with mailing a letter, on or around November 9, 2006, to the O’Fallon Police Department which stated: “Get all the blacks from Chevy Chase Apartments from out of O’Fallon before we burn the [w]hole complex down. KKK warning,” and, then, with mailing another letter, on or about November 18, 2006, to the O’Fallon City Hall which stated: “Get all the blacks out of O’Fallon before we start burning the[ir] houses down.” Kidd, an African-American, sent these threats knowing them to be false and listed false return addresses on the envelopes. Kidd pled guilty to both charges in September, 2011.

Today, Kidd was sentenced to 24 months in prison, supervised release after prison of 3 years, a fine of $100, and a special assessment of $200.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service, with the assistance of the O’Fallon Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Liam Coonan.













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