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Anthrax Letter

Police say 53-year-old John Kochis was involved in a billing dispute with a Texas based department store chain last year.

His bill was mailed to the home office in November with the words, "Beware: Anthrax" written on the envelope.

Police say tests on the letter and its contents came back negative. But authorities initially treated the case as anything but a hoax.

Police say Kochis could have been charged with a federal offense. He faces up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted.


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