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Ricin threat suspect due in Spokane Federal Court today

Ricin threat suspect due in Spokane Federal Court today

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SPOKANE, Wash, – A janitor accused of mailing poison-laced letters to a judge is due in court today.

Matthew Buquet is scheduled for a bail hearing in Spokane federal court.

Prosecutors say he mailed two letters containing ricin to a federal judge.

Postal Service workers found the poison during routine screening earlier this month.

Busquet could be sentenced to ten years in prison and fined a quarter-of-a-million dollars if convicted.

 

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