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N.J. woman arrested for mailing threatening letters

July 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

IRVINGTON, N.J., July 9 (UPI) -- A New Jersey woman has been arrested for sending threatening letters to the U.S. Supreme Court and other government and private institutions, prosecutors said.

Karen Waller, 50, was arrested Tuesday at her home in Irvington, N.J., by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement. A federal criminal complaint alleges Waller sent letters threatening bodily harm to the U.S. Supreme Court, the town hall in Woodbridge Township, the police department in Millburn Township, Rutgers University and a private insurance office.

Waller threatened to kill people in the letters, Fishman said.

She was charged with mailing letters threatening bodily harm. The charge carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $250,000.

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