Posted 01-04-2004 at 11:30:19
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NEW YORK POST (online addition)
January 4, 2004 -- CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal prison inmate has been charged with threatening to kill Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Edward A. Falvey, 51, was charged last week with threatening to kill an immediate family member of a former president.
The federal crime carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Falvey, a New York bank robber serving a 30-month sentence at a Fairton prison, had been scheduled for release in June.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline Carle told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Falvey was charged "because of the nature of his threat, his prior record and his ability to carry out violent crime."
A telephone message left yesterday at the office of Falvey's public defender, Christopher O'Malley, was not immediately returned.
Falvey's arrest was not publicized, and court papers identify Clinton only as "H.R.C."
According to the Secret Service, Falvey wrote an April 2003 letter to a prison psychologist in which he said he wanted to "shoot a very famous person . . . My life is dull and boring. I need to spice it up."
He included a hit list, naming Clinton (D-N.Y.), as well as former President Bill Clinton and federal judges, Carle said.
After Secret Service agents visited Falvey in prison, he again wrote to the psychologist: "This is all starting to get exciting . . . I feel like a movie star."
In 1977, Falvey was charged with threatening to kill then-President Jimmy Carter.