Actress Indicted in Ricin Letters Frame-up
Feds: Shannon Richardson sent letters to Obama, Bloomberg
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 28, 2013 12:37 PM CDT
In this undated file photo, actress Shannon Richardson poses for a photo, in Texarkana, Texas. She also uses the stage name Shannon Guess.   (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette)

(Newser) – A Texas actress was indicted today on charges that she sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. Shannon Richardson, 35, is charged with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the president of the United States, say federal prosecutors.

Richardson was arrested on June 7. She is accused of sending the threatening letters in May to Obama, Bloomberg, and a third man who heads the mayor's gun-control group. Richardson faces up to five years in prison on each of the charges. The government accused her of mailing the letters and trying to pin the crime on Nathan Richardson, the man she married in 2011. He filed for divorce earlier this month. The actress has had minor roles on television and in films under the name Shannon Guess.

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butterbutterbutter
Jun 29, 2013 8:44 AM CDT
don't stick your d*ck in crazy
1492
Jun 28, 2013 11:01 PM CDT
There is nothing more dangerous than a fool with a cause. ie. Boston bombers. 9/11 bombers. and now an actress who wants to blow up the President. Too bad. She is so beautiful. It had to be another woman taking her man and she was out to show him. But how stupid. The President? Only 5 years for trying to kill the President? What if the President had opened the letter? He dies, she gets 5 years? Sirhan Sirhan is still in prison for killing our Bobby Kennedy. That is over 30 years. That guy is not coming out ever. Someone help me, help me, help me please. 1492
Lefty_Libby
Jun 28, 2013 8:44 PM CDT
Divorce really makes you crazy.