Richard John Steinl, 77, was arrested Friday after sending a shit-filled email to a Republican congressman.
Among the Republican lawmakers who were the intended recipients of such letters was Rep. Jim Jordan.
Investigators saw him put on gloves and drop a letter addressed to Jordan into a mail collection box.
On Friday, police arrested an Ohio man. The man mailed dozens of poop-laced letters to various Republican politicians, Cleveland.com, they say. report.
Among the politicians was Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Richard John Steinl, 77, has been charged with mailing potentially dangerous items and faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
From August 2021 to July 2022, Steinl wrote to all 25 Republicans in the Ohio Senate and Jordan. In the letter, he called lawmakers with names like “pig” and called them racist, according to Cleveland.com.
Each letter contained feces or had streaks.
He also sent the same letter to lawmakers in Kentucky and Washington, DC.
In July, postal workers found three letters addressed to Ohio politicians in a collection box, according to Cleveland.com. Federal agents then decided to stake out Steinl’s house and track him to the post office five days later.
Investigators witnessed Steinl donning gloves and dropping the letter in the mail collection box. When investigators recovered the letter, they opened it and found it smeared with what appeared to be poop.The envelope also contained a one-dollar bill and a greeting card.
Investigators then found similar letters sent to other government agencies in parts of the country, including California.
Steinle’s hearing is scheduled for August 25th.
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