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L.A. Man Held in String of Threatening Letters

From a Times Staff Writer

A Los Angeles man was arrested Monday on charges of mailing 56 threatening letters denouncing Jews, blacks, Latinos, Asians and homosexuals to a spectrum of private citizens and public officials.

Most of the letters that Stanley C. Jaroszenski is accused of sending also contained hypodermic syringes with needles, authorities said.

Jaroszenski, 64, was taken into custody without incident at his downtown residence after being named in a 117-count federal grand jury indictment accusing him of mailing threatening letters and injurious devices.

Last June, federal officials said, the field office of Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Lakewood) was evacuated after one such letter arrived, warning, “CIA to kill Sanchez.”

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In February, they said, one floor of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles was evacuated after a letter arrived declaring “Kill Chinese murderers” and “Chinese Poison + Cancer in Your Body N-O-W.”

Thirty-two letters threatened Jews and typically contained the message: “A good Jew is a dead Jew.”

The most recent letter, mailed April 2, was sent to Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton and accused him of being a child molester.


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