Woman charged with threatening lawmaker

CASPER, Wyo., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Wyoming woman charged with threatening to kill a U.S. congresswoman allegedly has a history of harassing government officials, authorities said.

Jennifer Casebolt, 39, of Mills, was charged in U.S. District Court with threatening to kill U.S. Rep Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, in a message left on Lummis's voicemail Dec. 10, the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune reported Saturday.


Casebolt also was charged Wednesday with mailing a threatening letter to Sheridan County Circuit Judge J. John Sampson, an FBI affidavit said. The letter, which arrived Dec. 22, contained a white powder later determined not to be hazardous.

Casebolt often contacted the FBI office in Casper, Wyo., to complain about alleged criminal activity and conspiracies involving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Highway Patrol, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI sid.

Casebolt's lawyer, Corinne Miller, said she wants Casebolt to receive a mental evaluation.

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