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Federal inmate convicted of sending threatening letters to elected officials

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer inmate serving a 125-month prison sentence for sending threatening messages to officials has been sentenced to additional time on the same charge.

Stephen Elbert Boykin, 52, has been sentenced to an additional 52 months for sending threatening letters to President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Vice President Kamala Harris. Other letters threatened an assistant U.S. attorney in South Carolina, where Boykin was last prosecuted.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons investigated the case.