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The Telegraph: Arrest made over 'ricin' letter sent to Barack Obama

-By Raf Sanchez

April 18, 2013- The FBI has alleged 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis Presley impersonator, was the sender.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Mr Curtis was arrested at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about east of Memphis.

Ricky Curtis, who said he was Kevin Curtis' cousin, said the family was shocked by the news of the arrest. He described his cousin as a "super entertainer" who impersonated Elvis and numerous other singers.

"We're all in shock. I don't think anybody had a clue that this kind of stuff was weighing on his mind," Ricky Curtis said.

Authorities are still waiting for definitive tests on the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press said those two letters were postmarked Memphis, Tennessee.

The letter sent to Mr Obama was intercepted by the Secret Service before it reached the White House and preliminary tests showed it was almost identical to an envelope sent to Sen Wicker on Tuesday.



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