Ricin Letters Suspect Claimed in 2007 Wicker Ignored His Job Dispute
The man arrested in the ricin letters appears to have a longtime beef with his home-state senator, Roger Wicker (R).
The FBI announced that Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., was arrested at his home tonight as "the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin."
"The letters were addressed to a U.S. senator, the White House, and a Mississippi justice official."
Wicker received two of the letters, which reportedly said, “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance… I am KC and I approve this message.”
PJM found an online complaint from 2007 signed by a Mississippi man: "This is Kevin Curtis and I approve this report."
The lengthy message on consumer site Ripoff Report claimed he was fired after stumbling upon body parts while cleaning a Tupelo hospital. He claimed "countless court battles, cops harassing me weekly, death threats, personal & financial losses, several thefts, my home burned down, car exploded, marriage dissolved & bankruptcy" followed.
"I sent letters to State Representative Roger Wicker, Senator Trent Lott and Thad Cochran. I never heard a word from anyone. I even ran into Roger Wicker several different times while performing at special banquets and fundraisers in northeast, Mississippi but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me and would make a fast exit to the door when I engaged in conversation leading up to my case against NMMC," the poster calling himself Kevin Curtis wrote.
He confirms in that post that he's also an Elvis impersonator. The ricin letters were mailed from Memphis - site of Graceland.