One man's decision to threaten victims with violence ultimately did him in.
The e-mail threat sent to an attorney came from a man who had attempted to swindle his employer.
The scheme began with a letter the conman sent to media outlets.
“He actually drafted a letter on his employer`s letterhead making it look like the employer had written the letter about the individual being a sex offender,” says John Jackman, US Postal Inspector.
To be specific: recruiting and trafficking young women for erotic services.
The con artist then filed a defamation suit against his employer.
“He`s trying to get money, trying to get a quick buck like he did in the past,” says Jackman.
This attorney was brought in to fight the suit and received the email threat with photos attached.
“A couple were horrifying; pictures of my children with rifle crosshairs superimposed on their heads. The purpose was to frighten me into being less vigorous in that particular case,” says Jackman.
Postal inspectors worked the case and arrested the culprit.
Inspectors` advice to employers: thoroughly check someone out before hiring them.
They say people who are threatened need to tell law enforcement immediately.
The suspect in this case pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 51 months behind bars.