Man arrested in connection with ricin letters has Alabama ties

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366323748&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4023317&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366323748 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The man arrested and suspected of sending several letters with possible traces of ricin has an Alabama connection.

Paul Kevin Curtis, the 45-year-old in custody of federal authorities, was arrested in 2009 in Moody on a Louisiana cyberstalking charge.

The FBI says Curtis sent letters that may have been laced with ricin to President Obama and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker.

The letters were intercepted at mail testing facilities.

He is charged with threatening President Obama and others.

If convicted, Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison.

At the time of his arrest in Alabama, Curtis was performing for Oktoberfest as an Elvis impersonator.

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