The 25 year old man that sent Donald Trump Jr. a threatening letter with a mystery white powder (non toxic! Just like play dough!), got his sentence! Hooray no jail time! Oh wait… what?
Donald Trump Jr.’s wife (at the time), Vanessa was the one that opened the letter and was hospitalized as a precaution. Daniel Frisiello plead guilty, and was sentenced to five years of probation. The first year in home confinement and not allowed to access the internet for five years. Along with not being allowed to own a computer, tablet or any other device with internet access. He also cannot send mail without prior approval. Charges were of 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and six counts of false information and hoaxes.
Other letter recipients included Stabenow, the Democratic U.S. senator from Michigan; Michele Dauber, a Stanford University law professor who promoted an effort to recall California judge Aaron Persky; and Sabato, a former underwear model and soap opera actor who is running for Congress in California as a Republican and spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
It turns out the leniency on the sentence is because he is developmentally disabled. Sending white powder is horribly scary though, especially after the 2001 anthrax attacks. Anthrax has a death rate of 80% and is… basically just a white powder.
He also promised “to never do anything like this again. I hope you and the people I harmed can forgive me as I am very deeply sorry. I want to focus on positive things I can do for the the community in the future.”
Well good thing he won’t do it again! We can all sleep tight with our face masks and latex body suits on to protect us from anthrax.