US: Jail for threatening to kill Biden and blow up the White House, also fined 7500 dollars

Pankaj Prasad
US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden

The District Court of Georgia convicted the accused Travis Ball (56) on Wednesday.

The court has given strict punishment to the person who killed US President Joe Biden. The accused had also threatened to blow up the President's residence, the White House. He has been sentenced to 33 months in jail and fined $7,500. 

The District Court of Georgia convicted the accused Travis Ball (56) on Wednesday. He was sentenced to 33 months in prison and fined $7,500. He has also been ordered to be kept under observation for three years after the completion of the sentence. He is a resident of Barnesville, Georgia. Travis Ball was convicted by Chief Judge Mark Treadwell of the District of Middle Georgia. 

According to US Attorney Peter D. Leary, Ball was also accused of making death threats to local judges and officials of investigative agencies, and of sending white powder (supposedly anthrax powder) to a courthouse in Macon. After investigation, he has been convicted of these too and sentenced. Kerry Farley, special agent in charge of FBI Atlanta, said Ball feigned hatred by sending fake anthrax powder with the letter. Ball used to send threatening letters to courts, judges and other officials under assumed names with the intention of hiding his identity. 

Hate you Biden, going to blow up the White House...

On March 23, 2021, the investigating agency seized several such materials, including laptops and white papers, which matched the material used for the threat. In this, on March 8, 2021, a threatening letter was written to US President Biden. In it he wrote 'Hate you Biden' I am going to kill you and your family and all the people living in the White House! I'm a psycho killer and I'm going to blow up the White House. I'll kill everyone! I am not kidding! Lock me up or you'll all die!' The White House Correspondence Department received the letter on March 30, 2021. It was handed over to the US Secret Service. 

Already jailed for 24 months

Earlier in June 2017, Ball was convicted in the Northern District of Georgia of felony racketeering and threats. He sent threatening letters to the State Bar of Georgia and newspapers in Atlanta in 2016. In these, 'white powder' was sent with threats to kill, which he described as anthrax powder. He was sentenced to 24 months on this charge.