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Coudersport Man Charged with Threatening the President

February 16, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the indictment of Todd M. Caward, age 32, of Coudersport, Pennsylvania. The indictment charges Caward with sending a letter to President Barack Obama in which he threatens to take his life.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Caward is currently incarcerated at SCI Huntingdon and has completed his minimum sentence on state charges.

     This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.

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