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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

New York Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Threatening to Kill a United States Senator

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Carlo Di Padova, age 61, was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison for mailing a threatening communication and impeding, intimidating, and interfering with a federal official by threat.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Jodi Cohen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Di Padova admitted to sending a letter to a United States Senator that contained a white powdery substance and stated that Di Padova planned to have someone shoot the Senator in the head. The powder in the letter was harmless. 

The 18-month term of imprisonment, imposed on June 16, 2021, will run consecutive to a 16-year-to-life sentence that Di Padova was serving in New York State custody at the time of his indictment.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision, Office of Special Investigation, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated June 22, 2021