BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for mailing threatening letters.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 46-year-old Roland Prejean, formerly of Thomaston and Morris, was sentenced to five years and 10 months Friday in federal court in Bridgeport.

Authorities say in 2010, Prejean mailed a letter claiming he had planted a hidden bomb on a remote timer in the Thomaston Post Office. The letter resulted in evacuations, but no explosive devices were found.

Prosecutors say Prejean mailed a letter to a judge in New London that included a substance that was falsely represented to be “liquid anthrax,” and he sent threatening letters to a private individual and a probation officer.

Prejean’s attorney says he has a history of severe mental illness.
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