A former Daemen College student admitted Monday to sending hoax letters threatening the bombing of the 2004 Daemen College graduation ceremony by an Arab-American man, U.S Attorney Terrance P. Flynn reported.

Carmalla Arrington, 51, of Buffalo, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after admitting before U.S. District Chief Judge Richard J. Arcara to a federal felony of sending hoax threat letters through the mail in March and May 2004.

Arrington sent multiple letters through the mail implicating an Arab-American man in a plot to detonate an explosive at the Daemen College graduation ceremony in Kleinhans Music Hall on May 22, 2004, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch.

Lynch said that upon receiving the threat letter, agents of the FBI were quickly able to clear the man named in the letter. Further investigation led agents of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to identify Arrington as the individual who sent the threat letters.


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