FBI: “Woman Who Allegedly Mailed Threatening Letters to U.S. Supreme Court and Throughout New Jersey Arrested on Federal Charge”

July 9, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 9, 2013 released the following:

“NEWARK, NJ—An Irvington, New Jersey woman was arrested at her home this morning by members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for allegedly mailing letters threatening bodily harm to the U.S. Supreme Court and recipients throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Karen Waller, 50, is charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of mailing threatening communications. She is expected to appear to face the charge this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk in Newark federal court.

According to the criminal complaint unsealed today, Waller mailed more than 50 threatening letters in May and June 2013 to multiple entities and individuals, including a number in New Jersey. The recipients of those letters included the U.S. Supreme Court; the town hall in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey; Rutgers University; an insurance company; and the Millburn Township, New Jersey Police Department. The letters threatened to injure and kill unspecified individuals.

The charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents, detectives, and investigators assigned to the JTTF, under the direction of FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, with the investigation. The JTTF comprises law enforcement officers from numerous federal, state, and local agencies throughout New Jersey.

The government is represented by Andrew Kogan, chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office National Security Unit.

The charge and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”

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At Logan Airport, a New Office Dedicated to Fighting Terrorism Opens

August 30, 2011

The Boston Globe on August 30, 2011 released the following:

“By Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff

The FBI and Massport today announced the first airport-based office in the nation dedicated to fighting terrorism has opened at Logan Airport, the site of two aircraft hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001.

The on-site office, which formally opened in July, will be used by eight federal, state and local law enforcement agencies which participate in the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

“It’s one new level of security for this airport and for the country,’’ said Massport official Edward Freni. “It has the physical presence for all agencies here to respond and communicate quickly. ‘’

Freni and other officials said the office will not impact travelers directly, and will not be a visible part of the security procedures at Logan.

Richard DesLauriers, FBI Special agent-in-charge of the Boston office, said that it was “essential to have all our partners here together. No one agency can accomplish this important task alone.’’

The 9/11 hijackings led to massive changes in security procedures in daily life and at airports where a new agency, the Transportation Security Administration was created in its aftermath.

George Niccara, federal security director for the TSA office that covers Logan, said the tragedy of 9/11 identified numerous areas where Americans will vulnerable to attack by terrorists.

Since then, however, Niccara said, “there are multiple vulnerabilities that have been addressed by the agencies’’ participating at the Logan anti-terrorism office.”

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