Mississippi Elvis Impersonator Charged With Sending Poisoned Mail To Officials

An Elvis impersonator named Paul Kevin Curtis who lives in Corinth Mississippi was charged Thursday for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama, Sen. Roger Wiker (R-MS), and a judge in Lee County Mississippi. Court documents released by the Department of Justice show Curtis was charged with one count of sending a letter “containing threats to take the life of or to inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States” and a count of sending a letter “containing a threat to injure the person of others.”

A supporting affidavit made by FBI Special Agent Brandon Grant and Secret Service Special Agent Victor Dickerson details Curtis’ alleged crimes, his history of correspondence about various conspiracy theories with Wicker’s office and on Facebook.

If convicted, Curtis faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, $500,000 in fines, and three years of supervised release. View the criminal complaint and supporting affidavit below. 

Paul Kevin Curtis Affidavit

Paul Kevin Curtis Criminal Complaint

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