New York Woman Faces Up to 10 Years in Jail for Threatening Scott Brown

A New York woman was convicted in federal court on Friday for sending four threatening letters to several people, including Sen. Scott Brown, and Attorney General Martha Coakley.


A New York woman faces up to 10 years in jail for sending Sen. Scott Brown and several others threatening letters in the mail, according to the Boston divison of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Roberta Cicora, 57, St. Johnsville, New York, pleaded guilty in court on Friday to mailing threatening communications to Sen. Brown and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley that included an unknown white powder. 

Cicora also sent a threatening letter to the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield, New York. Cicora’s white powder letters caused the offices that received them to close down until HAZMAT teams responded and determined that the letters did not pose a lethal threat to the safety of the workers there.

Cicora will be sentenced in court on January 10, 2013. She faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.


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