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LOS ANGELES : Obsessed Fan Gets 2 Years for Threats to Pop Singer

A New York man who was obsessed with pop singer Janet Jackson and believed he was married to her was sentenced Monday to two years in prison on one count of mailing a threatening communication.

Frank Paul Jones, 34, initially was charged with four counts of sending threatening letters, including two to Jackson, one to her boyfriend, Rene Elizondo, and another to director John Singleton, who worked with her on the soon-to-be-released film “Poetic Justice.”

Jones pleaded guilty to one count involving a threat to Elizondo, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Gregory Jessner. Jones was charged last summer, but found incompetent to stand trial. He was treated in a federal correctional institution in North Carolina until doctors determined that he had recovered enough to return to court, Jessner said.


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