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Florida man admits producing, selling ricin

August 12, 2014
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to life in prison after admitting he produced and sold potentially deadly toxins and plotted to kill a woman in London.

Jesse William Korff pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in New Jersey to producing and smuggling the toxins ricin and abrin, and one count of conspiring to kill a person in a foreign country.

The U.S. attorney's office says the 19-year-old LaBelle, Florida resident used an underground Internet marketplace to sell the toxins to buyers in India and Europe. One of the shipments allegedly went to a woman in London who said she wanted to kill her mother.

Korff was arrested in January after he set up a transaction with undercover agents at a rest stop outside Fort Myers, Florida.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 21.

 
 

 

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