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A New York woman was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday in US District Court in Springfield for sending threatening letters containing white powder to government offices in Massachusetts, said the office of US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. Roberta Cicora, 57, was also ordered to pay $4,630 for hazardous materials service, a spokeswoman for Ortiz said. Cicora pleaded guilty to mailing four threatening communications, which included an unknown white powder, to US Senator Scott Brown, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and the district court in Greenfield in May 2012, Ortiz’s office said. Cicora also sent a threatening letter to the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com.
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