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Prison inmate who threatened judge gets 5 years in prison

This news story was published on April 21, 2014.
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MINNEAPOLIS – A US Attorney announced this month that a Texas man convicted of mailing threatening communications was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by Chief Judge Ralph R. Erickson, U.S. District Court in Fargo, North Dakota.

Carlos Kidd, age 34, was sentenced to 60 months in custody to run concurrent with his Texas state sentence, but consecutive to his Texas federal sentence, and two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Kidd was originally indicted by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota on two counts of mailing threatening communications. He was later indicted on six additional counts of mailing threatening communications to court personnel in different North Dakota counties. On February 11, 2014, Kidd pled guilty to one count of mailing threatening communications.

The charge to which Kidd pled showed that while incarcerated in the State of Texas, he mailed a letter via the U.S Postal Service to a U.S. District Judge in Bismarck, North Dakota, on October 28, 2010. The letter contained a threat to kill the judge and demanded a payment of $10,000 be issued to Kidd’s prison inmate account.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Kidd was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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