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Ohio Man Charged With Sending Feces-Filled Letters To GOP Lawmakers

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  • An Ohio man is in custody after being accused of sending about three-dozen feces-filled letters to lawmakers around the country, including Ohio’s 25 Republican state senators in early July.
  • Richard Steinle, a 77-year-old from Mogadore, Ohio, is charged with sending “injurious articles as nonmailable,” violating a federal law that prohibits mailing certain things, including hazardous material, according to court records.
  • The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum prison sentence of one year and a $100,000 fine. A message seeking comment was left with Steinle’s lawyer.

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