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Actress charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama

Published On: Jun 28 2013 05:33:30 AM HST
Updated On: Jun 28 2013 06:29:42 AM HST
Shannon Richardson ricin arrest

Actress Shannon Guess Richardson has been indicted and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Bloomberg.

Richardson is accused of mailing a threatening communication to the president and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney John M. Bales' office in Texas.

The actress allegedly also mailed a third letter with the toxin ricin to Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded and co-chaired by Bloomberg, according to the FBI.

Richardson is a television actress who has appeared in "The Walking Dead" and "Vampire Diaries."

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