A New York woman was sentenced to more than two years in prison for sending threatening letters containing white powder to Senator Scott Brown and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in May 2011. According to a release from the US Attorney's Office, Roberta Cicora, 57, also mailed letters to the District Court in Greenfield, MA and the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield.
On Thursday, US District Judge Michael A. Posnor sentenced Cicora to 27-months in prison. She was also order to pay restitution in the amount of $4,630 for state HAZMAT services. Each office had to be closed until HAZMAT could respond and determine whether or not the substance in the letters posed any danger, according to the release. Cicora pleaded guilty to four counts of mailing threatening communications in September 2012.
The case was investigated by US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's Office, FBI field offices in Springfield and Albany, NY and the US Postal Inspectors Service.