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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

Friday, September 9, 2016

Northern Kentucky Woman Arraigned on Charges of Communicating a Threat and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement

COVINGTON, Ky. — On September 8, 2016, the FBI arrested Marie A. Castelli, 55, of Maysville, Kentucky, pursuant to a federal indictment and arrest warrant.  The indictment alleges that Castelli knowingly transmitted communications intended to be a threat to injure the person of another in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 875(c) and (2).  The indictment further alleges that Castelli willfully and knowingly made materially false statements to the FBI in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2).  Today, September 9, 2016, Castelli appeared before a federal judge for an arraignment.  The court ordered Castelli detained pending any further orders of the court.

There is no current threat to public safety related to this arrest, and it is not related to the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  The FBI and its federal, state, and local partners remain vigilant in keeping the public from harm.

An indictment is an allegation only.  All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which the government must prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

National Security
Updated September 9, 2016