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Charges Filed Against Unknown Letter-Writer for Threatening Judge

By William Vogeler, Esq. on October 18, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Somewhere -- among hundreds of millions of Americans -- is a criminal stamp-licker.

Prosecutors have charged the unknown licker with sending a threatening letter to a judge. They don't know who the defendant is, but for now they're calling him John Doe.

They found his DNA on a stamp attached to an envelope. Unfortunately for the Wisconsin authorities, his DNA is not in the government's database.

The Statute Made Them Do It

Officials said they had to file the case before the six-year statute of limitations ran out. Mr. Doe allegedly sent the letter on October 10, 2012.

It was addressed to Judge Juan Colas after he struck down a collective bargaining law. The Wisconsin Supreme Court later threw out that decision, but the letter remained in the investigators' file.

"Justice -- you sir are nothing but an obstruction to the law -- you sir are expendable," it said. "Sometimes radical steps are required to repair our laws + our idiots sitting on a bench supposedly dispensing justice."

It could have passed for hyperbole (e.g. President Trump's allegedly defamatory statements about Stormy Daniels), but it also included a picture of Fixodent's denture adhesive with the handwritten words "missing teeth?"

"Missing Teeth?"

Somewhere in letter-land a criminal writer is smiling. But it really isn't funny.

Colas, who was born in Colombia and came to the United States as a child, received another threatening letter before he was appointed to the bench. It included an article about two politicians who were killed in Mexico.

"Notice the finality that dissent brings to your country," it said. The statute on that letter, however, has run out.

Prosecutors have filed against unknown defendants based on DNA before, but the stamp-licker case is new. One thing is certain, they will not be serving him by mail.

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