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#5 Mass. man pleads guilty to sending threatening letters, white powder to Donald Trump Jr., others

The Massachusetts man who mailed threatening letters and suspicious white powder to a Democratic U.S. senator, a Republican congressional candidate and Donald Trump Jr., among others, pleaded guilty in court Wednesday.

Daniel Frisiello, 25, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and six counts of false information and hoaxes, according to the Department of Justice.

Frisiello was arrested in March after sending envelopes to five high-profile people — Trump Jr., California U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna, Stanford University Professor Michele Dauber, Sen. Deborah Stabenow and California Republican Congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. — with a letter claiming the white powder was “dangerous and intended to cause harm.”

In March, Frisiello mailed a letter to Trump’s then wife, Vanessa, inside their Manhattan apartment.

"You're an awful, awful person, I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV," read the note. "You make the family idiot, Eric, look smart. This is the reason why people hate you, so you are getting what you deserve. So shut the F--K UP"

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