A federal grand jury indicted a Woodland Hills man Friday on charges of sending threatening letters with white powder to half a dozen politicians and celebrities, including incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and television personalities Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann.
The 14-count indictment accuses Chad Conrad Castagana, 39, of sending the letters from Sept. 7 through Nov. 9 to those three as well as Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, comedian and late-night talk show host David Letterman and Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone.
The indictment alleges that six letters were sent to Stewart, four to Olbermann and one each to Letterman, Pelosi, Schumer and Redstone.
During the investigation by the FBI, California Highway Patrol and postal inspectors, authorities determined that a money order in the case was made out to “Friends of Katherine Harris”, according to the affidavit, … was traced to Castagana’s address in Woodland Hills.
“It appears the individuals were targeted based on what he described as their liberal politics,” Assistant U.S. Atty. Donald Gaffney said Friday after the indictment was returned.
“He described himself as a compulsive voter who voted conservatively or Republican and he did not like the politics of these individuals.” – corr
“This past week, the fervent Bush-devotee Chad Conrad Castagana was released on $350,000. the 39-year old Warrior in the Battle of Ideas will remain under house arrest…at his parents’ house in Woodland Hills, California.
Although case is handled by a Joint Terrorism Task Force, I still have not seen a single photograph of this individual. Of course, had he been an “Islamofascist” whose existance would be put forth an excuse for war and abolishing the right of habeus corpus, we would have all seen close-up shots of his nostil hairs by now. It’s said that most memories retained by modern people are visual. ” – laindy
I’m somewhat fascinated by the lack of a picture of this guy. Not one photo anywhere. I wonder why. Perhaps in a day or so someone will get a picture of him and post it.