Texas Prison Inmate Accused Of Sending Threatening Letters To Prosecutors

DALLAS (April 11, 2013)--Texas prison inmate Jesse Brister of Conroe has been indicted for sending threatening letters to federal authorities prosecuting alleged members of a white supremacist gang.

Authorities say the hoax letters drew resources away from investigations such as the recent slaying of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, and the Jan. 31 slaying of Assistant Kaufman County District Attorney Mark Hasse,

A federal grand jury Wednesday in Dallas indicted Brister on two counts of mailing threatening letters to law enforcement.

Brister is held in the Telford Unit serving time for fraud.

Authorities say Brister mailed letters in late march to the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas threatening retaliation for prosecution of Aryan Brotherhood members.

The gang was targeted by a task force that included the Kaufman County district attorney's office.