Man arrested in suspicious powder mailings to federal offices and banks

DALLAS - Richard Leon Goyette a 47-year old New Mexico…

DALLAS – Richard Leon Goyette a 47-year old New Mexico man was arrested at Albuquerque, N.M. airport on charges alleging he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices around the country. “Mr. Goyette’s alleged criminal actions caused emergency responders and hazardous response teams immense unnecessary labor and expense diverted personnel from actual emergencies completely distrupted business at these financial institutions and caused untold emotional distress to those who received letters,” said James T Jacks, acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Goyette is accused of mailing 65 threatening letters in October to financial institutions and federal regulatory offices in 12 states.

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