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STATEMENT BY U.S. ATTORNEY CARMEN M. ORTIZ

September 30, 2010

On February 24, 2010, I issued a statement regarding the mailing of an incendiary device to a Newton, Massachusetts home in 1993. That statement reported that this office had commenced a review of information related to that matter to ensure that all appropriate steps were taken.

First Assistant United States Attorney Jack W. Pirozzolo conducted that review and has reported that this office and the investigative agencies assigned to the matter undertook an appropriate and thorough investigation of the incident. This office and the investigative agencies assigned to the matter engaged in extensive efforts to determine the source of the incendiary device, but, despite those efforts, were unable to gather sufficient evidence to bring charges. As a result, the matter was closed.

This office does not intend to reopen the matter and we will have no further comment. We will, of course, continue to cooperate with any ongoing law enforcement matters where it may be of assistance.

 

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