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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

State Prison Inmate Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for Mailing Threatening Letter to the President

PITTSBURGH – An inmate of SCI Somerset, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court on a charge of making threats against the President, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Julio Segura, Jr., 22, pleaded guilty to one count and was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that while housed at SCI Somerset, Segura mailed a letter to the White House threatening President Obama.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Julio Segura, Jr.

Updated June 2, 2016