New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-07-16 15:22:00 –
A Lafayette jury convicted a federal prisoner on Thursday for sending a white powder-filled hoax letter to the US Senate in 2016.
Clifton Lamar Dodd, 49, was convicted of four false sources and hoaxes. His ruling is scheduled for October 28, and he faces up to five years’ imprisonment, a $ 250,000 fine, or both, according to a statement by a deputy federal prosecutor in the western district of Louisiana.
Investigators determined that Dodd mailed four envelopes filled with white powdery material and a memo stating “MY BOSS MADE ME DOTHIS” to the US Senate postal facility. The envelope was investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police Hazard Response Unit, which confirmed that the powder was talcum powder, Release said.
Each letter was sent by the Federal Institute of Corrections in Oakdale under the name of a different prisoner listed on the return address. Investigators from the US Capitol Police, the FBI, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons have determined that Dodd sent a blackmail to one of the prisoners and boasted about taking the prisoner out of the prison yard. According to the statement, Dodd’s fingerprint was found in one of the envelopes.
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