Brookshire woman admits to sending homemade bombs to Obama and Abbott: U.S. Attorney

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (KTRK) -- A Brookshire woman has pleaded guilty to sending homemade bombs to state and federal officials.

Julia Ann Poff admitted to sending packages around October 2016 which contained a homemade bomb addressed to former President Barack Obama.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Poff also admitted to mailing two similar packages to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a former Social Security administration commissioner.

"Each of those packages contained a victim-activated, booby-trapped, improvised explosive device (IED) containing explosives materials," the U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement.

Poff's sentencing is set for Nov. 18, 2019. At this time, Poff faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.
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