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Robert Fontenot

Mississippi Man Charged in Ricin Attack is Elvis Impersonator

By April 18, 2013

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The man federal agents have accused of sending letters containing the deadly poison ricin to three different lawmakers, including President Barack Obama, was also revealed on Thursday to be a local Elvis Presley impersonator. 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis sent three letters containing what the Bureau termed a "suspicious granular substance" to Obama as well as Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker and Judge Sadie Holland of Lee County, where Curtis resided. The Elvis connection is important because the accused actually met the Senator for the first time when he was hired, back in 2003, to impersonate The King of Rock and Roll at a party for one of Wicker's friends. Curtis soon became convinced that he had uncovered a Wicker-led conspiracy to sell human body parts, and sent the three letters after the assistant DA, according to Curtis, threatened him with a gun while he was performing "the only brother duo Elvis Presley Tribute act in the world." When arraigned, Curtis wore a Johnny Cash shirt; he also impersonates Cash, Buddy Holly, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, and Kid Rock.


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