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State Inmate Charged With Mailing Threats To Federal Judges

May 11, 2011

ERIE, Pa. ‑ An inmate at the Fayette State Correctional Institution in LaBelle, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of mailing a threatening communication, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Gregory Garrett Brown, 47, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Brown mailed a letter to a United States Magistrate Judge which contained a threat to kill the Magistrate Judge and a United States District Judge.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshal's Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment or information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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