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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2019

Burlington Woman Arrested and Charged with Mailing a Threatening Communication

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Suzanne Muscara, 37, of Burlington, Maine, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint on Friday with mailing a threatening communication to Senator Susan Collins. 

According to the complaint affidavit, the charge arose from an investigation into a suspicious letter processed by the U.S. Postal Service mail sorting facility in Hampden, Maine, in October 2018.  The letter was leaking a fine white powder and it contained a threat.  The white powder was tested and found not to contain toxic substances.

If convicted, the defendant faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The defendant will make an initial appearance today at 2:30 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Courtroom 1.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspector Service, the Office of Maine State Fire Marshal, and the Maine State Police.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. 

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Donald E. Clark Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated April 8, 2019