Man sentenced for sending white powder to feds

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By The Associated Press

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A Massachusetts man who sent threatening packages containing white powder to federal officials, including one that had a death threat against President Donald Trump, has avoided additional time behind bars.

Federal prosecutor says 48-year-old Kevin Johnson was sentenced Tuesday in Springfield to time served, the 15 months he has spent in jail since his arrest in November 2018.

The Southwick man pleaded guilty in November to conveying false information and hoaxes. The packages were sent to the Springfield offices of the FBI and Social Security Administration in 2018.

The powder was nonhazardous.