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Man Gets 15 Years for Threatening Judge, Other Federal Employees

Selsor sent three threatening letters to different federal officials from Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- An Arkansas man will spend 15 years in prison after making threats to a federal district judge.

According to Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 36-year-old Leroy Selsor, of Brickeys, Ark. was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison without parole and three years of supervised release for making threats to a federal district judge and other federal employees.

“Threats of violence, like the ones made by Leroy Selsor, are something this office takes very seriously, especially in light of recent events," Eldridge said in a news release. "This office will continue to protect an individual’s right to be free from fear, and those who attempt to evoke terror in our communities will be brought to justice.”

“Today’s sentencing of Mr. Selsor serves as a reminder that sending a threatening letter - even if it’s a hoax - is a serious crime,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Randall C. Coleman said in a news release. “It demands a multi-agency response and causes a drain on resources. We will continue to work with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively investigate these matters.”

“The Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General (SSA/OIG) is very pleased with the outcome of this case,” Special Agent in Charge Robert Feldt stated in a news release. “The SSA/OIG will continue to vigorously investigate and bring to justice those individuals who threaten harm or intimidate the employees of the Social Security Administration.”

Eldridge says that according to court records, on Nov. 1, 2011, Selsor mailed a letter to a District Judge and an Assistant United States Attorney containing a threat to injure them by placing a car bomb in their vehicles. Just three days later, Selsor mailed a second threatening letter to a District Judge, Assistant United States Attorney, and a U.S. Probation Officer which contained a white, powdery substance and threatened exposure to a virus.

On Jan. 10, 2012, Selsor sent a third threatening letter to the Social Security Administration which contained a white, powdery substance and threatened exposure to Anthrax, according to Eldridge.

Selsor was originally indicted on Aug. 7, 2012. He pleaded guilty to one count of mailing threatening communications and one count of false information and hoaxes on April 5, 2013, Eldridge says.
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