Colorado man accused of Alabama anthrax hoax |

Colorado man accused of Alabama anthrax hoax

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Federal officials have charged a Colorado man with mailing hoax anthrax letters to the offices of three Alabama members of Congress in January.

Federal prosecutors charged 41-year-old Jay Stuart Devaughn, of Denver, with mailing the threatening letters to the Birmingham offices of U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, and to the Anniston office of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers.

Each envelope contained white powder and a letter referring to the powder as deadly anthrax.

According to authorities, the incidents happened Jan 3, 4 and 5.

Devaughn is in federal custody in Colorado pending trial there on charges of mailing threatening communications and mailing false information and hoaxes within Colorado.

Nobody answered at a number listed for Devaughn to say whether he has an attorney.

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