New York woman sentenced for sending threatening letters to Scott Brown and Martha Coakley

Roberta Cicora gets 27 months in prison

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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on