Texas, AS —
A Canadian woman has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for sending threatening letters containing ricin to President Donald Trump at the White House.
Pascale Ferrier, 56, pleaded guilty to violating the ban on biological weapons, in letters sent to Trump and police officials in Texas.
His lawyer Eugene Ohm said Thursday (17/8) that Ferrier was a French immigrant and single mother who earned a master’s degree in engineering and raised her two children. US District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich sentenced him to the 262 months (nearly 22 years) contained in the plea agreement, and also required Ferrier to leave the US upon his release.
But in September 2020, prosecutors said Ferrier made ricin, a deadly poison that comes from processing castor beans, then sent it to Trump with a letter calling him an “Ugly Tyrant Clown” and another part saying: “If this doesn’t work, I’ll look for better recipe for another poison, or maybe I’ll use my weapon, if I can come. Enjoy!”
Pascale Ferrier’s letter was found in a mail-sorting facility in September 2020, before it reached the White House. (ps/lt)