Maine man admits to sending threatening letter to Gov. Walker
PORTLAND, Maine (WKOW) -- According to an FBI agent, a Portland man charged with sending threatening letters to Maine Governor Paul LePage admitted to sending threatening letters to other prominent politicians including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
A federal judge ordered Michael Thomas, 50, held without bail until his next trial. According to the Portland Press Herald, FBI Agent Pamela Flick testified Thomas said he sent out threatening letters to Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, U.S. Representative Steve King of Iowa and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Flick said Thomas described himself as a liberal Democrat, a communist and a proponent of gun rights. Thomas' attorney said Thomas should be released with an electronic monitoring bracelet, saying even though Thomas sent threatening letters he's never been charged with a violent crime.
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