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Louisiana Man Sentenced To Four Years In Federal Prison For Threatening The President Of The United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges today sentenced Kurt Michael Adams (29, Louisiana) to four years in federal prison for mailing threatening communications. He pleaded guilty on February 9, 2017.


According to court documents, on July 20, 2016, Adams, an inmate at the Coleman Federal Corrections Complex in Sumter County, mailed a letter to the White House containing numerous threats to kill the President of the United States and other federal employees. Inside the envelope, he had placed a harmless white powder that he identified as a “chemical agent.” When confronted by agents, Adams admitted that he had sent the letter and that he had “meant every word.” At the time of this incident, Adams was serving a federal prison sentence for mailing threatening communications to the Vice President.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.

Updated April 19, 2017