Windham Man Sentenced to Nearly Three Years
for Threatening the President
Contact: James M. Moore
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Leroy
Eugene Dunn, 30, of Windham, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor, by Chief
Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of
supervised release for threatening the President of the United States. Dunn pled guilty to the
charge on April 25, 2012.
Court records reveal that in April 2011, Dunn wrote a letter addressed to President
Barack Obama at his White House address, in which he wrote: "I hate you and will do anything I
can to get rid of you. … You will die at my hands. … I will kill you Barack Obama." At the
time Dunn wrote the letter, he was an inmate in the Piscataquis County Jail and asked a
corrections officer to mail the letter. The envelope containing the letter included a Dover-
Foxcroft return address for Dunn. The corrections officer asked for and obtained permission
from Dunn to open the envelope, which contained the 2-page letter.
U.S. Attorney Delahanty stated that "the sentence is appropriate for a very serious crime.
Public officials must be able to carry out their duties without being exposed to threats against
The investigation was conducted jointly by the United States Secret Service, the
Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.
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