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Texas Man Indicted for Mailing Envelope Containing White Powder to Citibank

March 21, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Azle, Texas, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mailing an envelope containing white powder to Citibank.

Carl Edward Newton, age 69, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 2, 2011, for providing false information/hoax and mailing a threatening communication. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on March 21, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine on each count. The charges are merely accusations, and Newton is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant US Attorney Connie Larson is prosecuting the case. Newton was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.

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