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New Orleans Man Sentenced For Mailing Threatening Communication

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on February 29, 2024, SHAUN CHAPMAN (“CHAPMAN”), age 38, was sentenced by the United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to forty (40) months imprisonment. CHAPMAN previously pleaded guilty to mailing threatening communications, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 876(c).

According to court documents, CHAPMAN mailed a letter to the Robert Nixon Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that contained threats to the President and Vice-President of the United States, Supreme Court justices, and Department of Justice employees. A U.S. Secret Service investigation revealed that the letter was mailed from the Orleans Justice Center where CHAPMAN was incarcerated on unrelated charges.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Secret Service in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy of the Violent Crime Unit handled the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated March 4, 2024