Baton Rouge man indicted for alleged threat against former U.S. Attorney
A 56-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a charge that he threatened to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his immediate family.
U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said in a written statement received by The Advocate that Gerald Estrade faces a charge that carries a possible 10-year prison term. The formal charge is threatening to murder a former federal law enforcement officer and/or his family members.
There was no word on why such an alleged threat would be made. Cazayoux says that the case is under investigation by the FBI.
The U.S. Attorney for Baton Rouge also said Estrade was taken into federal custody Tuesday.