FBI Busts Man for Sending Threats to Daley, Blago

Charged with sending 25 letters to public officials

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009  |  Updated 8:00 AM CDT
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Feds Make Arrest in Threatening Mail Case

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A River Forest man faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of sending threatening letters to River Forest officials.

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Feds Make Arrest in Threatening Mail Case

Authorities say from December 2007 to last month, Ronald Haddad sent letters containing white powder, packages with shotgun shells and threatening e-mails.
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A 28-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with sending more than 25 threatening letters to Illinois public officials, including former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

The FBI says Ronald Haddad was arrested without incident Tuesday at his River Forest home. He's charged with one count of sending interstate threatening communications, a felony.

Authorities say from December 2007 to last month, Haddad sent letters containing white powder, packages with shotgun shells and threatening e-mails. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

He's expected to spend Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago before appearing in federal court Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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