Woman Pleads Guilty To Sending Threatening E-Mails
January 25, 2002 at 11:38 PM EST - Updated July 2 at 9:46 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A woman pleaded guilty on Friday to transmitting computer messages last fall in which she threatened to kill President Bush and send anthrax to schools, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Alemash Alemayehu, 23, sent the e-mails to the FBI's Internet site that collects tips on terrorist activity.
There is no evidence that Alemayehu actually possessed anthrax, U.S. Attorney Gregory Lockhart said.
In an e-mail Sept. 29, she said she would "destroy the white house and kill the president, and take over american." She sent another e-mail on Oct. 27 that said she would "send anthrax to all colleges, middles school, that where lots of people are where there no police be ready to buri more people."
Each offense carries a maximum five-year sentence and a fine of up to $250,000.
Alemayehu could not be reached for comment. There was no listing for her in the telephone directory.
Judge Algenon Marbley has not set a sentencing date.
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