A foreign national who mailed poison to former President Donald Trump in September 2020 received a nearly 22-year sentence Thursday, according to the Justice Department.
Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, a dual citizen of Canada and France, mailed envelopes containing threatening letters and homemade ricin to Trump and eight Texas law enforcement officers, according to the press release. Ferrier made the deadly poison at her home in Quebec out of castor beans, mailed the letters from Canada and proceeded to cross the Canada-U.S. border in a car loaded with weapons and ammunition, where she was apprehended by border patrol officers on Sept. 20, 2020.
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“I consider myself to be an activist, not a terrorist,” Ferrier said at her sentencing, according to CNN. “Activists are constructive, terrorists are destructive. . . The only regret I have is that it didn’t work and that I couldn’t stop Trump.”
Ferrier referred to Trump as an “Ugly Tyrant Clown” in her letter, according to The Associated Press.
“If it doesn’t work, I’ll find better recipe for another poison, or I might use my gun when I’ll be able to come. Enjoy! FREE REBEL SPIRIT,” she wrote, according to the AP.
Ferrier also mailed poisoned letters to Texas officers because she believed they were personally responsible for her ten-week detainment in the state in 2019, according to the press release.
Ferrier originally pled guilty to violating bioweapons prohibitions in Washington, D.C., and Texas, on Jan. 25, 2023, according to AP. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich sentenced Ferrier to 262 months in prison and an additional lifetime sentence of supervised release, CNN reported. Ferrier will be permanently deported from the U.S. after she serves her sentence.
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