Woman Charged After Mailing Explosives to Texas Governor, Obama


A woman in Texas has been charged after attempting to send explosives to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, former President Barack Obama, and Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Calvin last year.

Julia Poff was charged in a Texas district court for six different counts, which included the following: transportation of explosives with the intent to kill and injure, false declaration of bankruptcy on two counts, and supplemental nutrition assistance program fraud.

Abbott opened the package, according to the court filing, but the device did not explode because he opened it not as intended. If he had opened it correctly, according to the documents, he could have been severely burned or killed.

Authorities were able to trace the devices to Poff using a salad dressing cap used to make one of the devices, and hair from her cats that were in the package.

According to the court documents, Poff had stated that she “did not like the President” and was “upset” with the governor, who was the Texas attorney general at the time, because she had not received support from her ex-husband.

United States of America vs. Julia Poff (Court Document) by KHOU on Scribd

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