Senator Once Hired Ricin Suspect to Play Elvis

Roger Wicker says Curtis was 'quite entertaining'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2013 1:51 PM CDT
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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(Newser) – Yet one more strange detail in the case of the Elvis impersonator and conspiracy theorist accused of sending toxic letters to the president and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker. It seems that Wicker once hired the guy to, yes, impersonate Elvis, reports CNN. "He entertained at a party that my wife and I helped give for a young couple that was getting married," recalls the senator. "He was quite entertaining." Wicker, who represented Paul Kevin Curtis' district as a congressman years ago, adds that he suspects the mental health of Curtis had gone downhill since, reports the Hill. (Read more Roger Wicker stories.)

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