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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Highland Heights Man Pleads Guilty To Sending White Powder To IRS

A Highland Heights man pleaded guilty today after sending a letter containing white powder to the Internal Revenue Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.

John T. Buchak, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of threatening use of a weapon of mass destruction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 4.

Buchak sent a letter via the U.S. Mail to the Internal Revenue Service on March 31, 2014, that contained white powder, according to the indictment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Rice following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Updated March 12, 2015