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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Warren man pleads guilty to mailing white powder to former employer

Anthony J. Natale, of Warren, pleaded guilty today to one count of conveying false information related to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.

Natale is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept 27.

Natale mailed an envelope containing white powder via the United States Postal Service to American Business Center, at 7677 South Avenue, Youngstown, on November 10, 2014.  This was done with the intent to convey false and misleading information related to the use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to court documents.

Natale formerly worked at American Business Center. He was terminated on Oct. 6, 2014, according to court documents.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mahoning County Sheriff's Office. 

Updated June 21, 2016