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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Enfield Man Who Mailed Threatening Letters Is Sentenced

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL SARNO, 54, of Enfield, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to five years of probation for mailing numerous threatening letters.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from November 2011 to May 2012, SARNO mailed approximately 300 letters to the executive director of a public advocacy group located in Hartford.  The letters contained vexatious language and, in a number of instances, explicit threats to kill or injure the victim.

On August 21, 2012, SARNO pleaded guilty to two counts of mailing threatening communications.

As special conditions of his probation, SARNO was ordered to receive mental health treatment, and to have no contact with his victims.

This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John H. Durham.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015