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  New Orleans lawyer arrested: alleged e-mail threat
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Feb 01, 2010 05:31pm
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News DateMonday, February 1, 2010 11:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI says a suspended attorney has been arrested for allegedly e-mailing a threat to the federal bankruptcy court in New Orleans.

A news release says 62-year-old Ashton R. O'Dwyer had a loaded handgun when he was arrested about 9:40 p.m. Friday evening.

Spokeswoman Sheila Thorne says his e-mail allegedly included this statement: "Given the recent `security breach' at 500 Poydras Street, a number of scoundrels might be at risk if I DO become homicidal."

500 Poydras Street is the address of the federal courthouse.

Thorne says O'Dwyer is being held until a detention hearing scheduled Monday. She says he had an initial court appearance on Saturday.

The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended his law license on March 30, citing a threat of harm which it did not describe.
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