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LOS ANGELES : Suspect in ‘Fedbuster’ Letter Threats Pleads Not Guilty

Thomas Lee Larsen, accused of sending copies of a letter threatening to spark fires in Southern California and signing them “Fedbuster,” pleaded not guilty Monday and was ordered to stand trial in January.

Larsen, a suspect in several of the region’s recent fires, is charged with 77 counts of making threats in letters sent through the U.S. mail. Of those, 37 counts are related to the Fedbuster letters, 33 counts are connected to letters threatening to poison meat and baby food, and seven counts are the result of letters threatening to kill a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer.

U.S. District Judge Harry L. Hupp ordered Larsen to stand trial Jan. 25.


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