Quebec woman who sent poison to Trump White House pleads guilty
A Quebec woman accused of sending poison to former President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and has agreed to a nearly 22-year prison sentence.
Pascale Ferrier, 55, filed a plea today in United States District Court in Washington, DC
She also pleaded guilty to eight counts related to similar biological weapons crimes committed in Texas.
Judge Dabney L. Friedrich has yet to approve the sentencing recommendation of 21 years and 10 months in prison, with a hearing at a later date.
Ferrier, who lived in Saint-Hubert on Montreal’s south coast, was arrested at a US border crossing on September 20, 2020 and charged with sending a letter to Trump containing the poison ricin, which was intercepted on September 18 before being delivered at the White House.
U.S. authorities say Ferrier also sent letters containing ricin to Texas law enforcement and corrections officers related to her arrest and detention in that state in the spring of 2019.