LEXINGTON, KY. — A Lexington woman was indicted today for making threats toward former President George W. Bush and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell.
Susan Mary Collins, 49, was indicted today on one count of mailing threatening communication and one count of threats against former presidents.
The Indictment alleges that on September 2, 2011, Collins mailed one letter addressed to McConnell and another to Bush threatening to injure them.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Paul R. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, jointly made the announcement today after a federal grand jury in Lexington returned the Indictment.
The investigation preceding the Indictment was conducted by the United States Secret Service. The Indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney David A. Marye.
Collins’ appearance before the United States District Court has not yet. If convicted, Collins faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years on count one and five years on count two. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.
The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.