Inmate gets additional time

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal grand jury has charged an inmate with mailing threatening letters to several Geary County officials and the Kansas Governor Sebelius said Acting United States Attorney Marietta Parker.

Kenneth Harold, 57, an inmate at Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary, is charged with using the U.S. Postal Service to send letters threatening to assassinate the mayor and members of the city council of Junction City, Kan., and the governor of the state of Kansas. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September in Geary County.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked on the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.


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