Federal inmate sentenced for mailing threatening letters to elected officials

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — An inmate at Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer serving a 125 month sentence for mailing threatening communications to officials has been sentenced to additional time for the same charge.

Stephen Elbert Boykin, 52, has been sentenced to an additional 52 months for mailing threatening letters to President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Vice President Kamala Harris. Other letters threatened an Assistant U.S. Attorney in South Carolina, where Boykin was last prosecuted.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated the case.

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