A man who sent threatening letters to multiple people, including Donald Trump Jr., was sentenced to 5-years probation in a federal court on Friday. Daniel Frisiello pleaded guilty to the charges of sending threatening letters back in October. Some of the people Frisiello was accused of sending the letters and powder to included Antonio Sabato Jr., Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Donald Trump Jr., whose, then wife, opened the letter and was later rushed to the hospital after claiming she felt dizziness after opening the letter. The letter also contained a white powder inside of the envelope it was sent in. It was later determined that the powder was a harmless substance.
ABC News (@abcnews) reported, the judge declined to send Frisiello to serve any prison time because Frisiello is developmentally disabled and the judge “did not believe he would respond well to incarceration.” Frisiello thanked the judge for not sentencing him to serve any prison time. He said “the past year has been hell for me and my family.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garland sought a 3-year prison sentence for Frisiello. Garland claimed Frisiello wrote and sent 13 letters over a 3-year period, and took steps to avoid detection, like dropping the letters off at different mailboxes. Friends and family of Frisiello wrote nearly 90 letters to the judge pleading for leniency before Frisiello was sentenced on Friday.