Knoxville man sentenced for threatening judge

Knoxville man sentenced for threatening judge

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Daniel Porter (source: Knox County Jail) Daniel Porter (source: Knox County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP/WATE) - The Knoxville man who pleaded guilty to sending an envelope containing white powder to an Indiana judge has been sentenced to two years in prison.

A plea agreement states 29-year-old Daniel J. Porter in October mailed an envelope containing the powder from Knoxville to Tippecanoe County Judge Don Daniel in Lafayette, Indiana, knowing that it could be interpreted to be a biological weapon. The substance turned out to be powdered milk.

The agreement says the envelope also contained a letter concerning a case assigned to Daniel. Porter later told investigators he intended to frighten Daniel.

The Courier & Journal reported Saturday that Daniel declined to discuss the threat because it might affect the other case.

The federal judge who sentenced Porter this week recommended substance abuse treatment.

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