Man Sentenced for Mailing Hoax Threats to Broward Government Offices

Back in October 2011, Tarvess David Taylor mailed five separate envelopes filled with a powdery substance to the Broward County Sheriff's Offices and the State Courthouse of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. 

The Broward County Fire-Rescue HAZMAT Team had to be called in, and the Sheriff's Office and courthouse both had to be evacuated and closed as the substance was collected.

The incident happened on October 4, 2011.

Taylor, 26, of Miami Gardens was sentenced on charges that he mailed hoax threats to various local government offices in Broward County.

U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch sentenced Taylor to 27 months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution of more than $35,000 to be paid to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Broward County Fire Rescue for the cost of investigating and prosecuting this hoax.

Taylor had pleaded guilty to all five counts in the indictment.

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Chris Joseph
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