Woman Convicted of Mailing White Powder To Sen. Collins
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a woman of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins.
Suzanne Muscara, of Burlington, Maine, was convicted Monday of mailing a threatening communication. She will be sentenced later.
Prosecutors say the letter contained white powder, a reference to anthrax and a stick figure with the letter "X'' for eyes.
The episode came in October 2018, two days after Collins' husband opened a letter claiming to contain ricin.
Postal screeners began inspecting Collins' letters and intercepted Muscara's letter before it reached Collins' home in Bangor.
Muscara was identified by a fingerprint. She denied that the letter constituted a threat and told investigators she didn't think it would be taken seriously.