Kyle Dore

Kyle Dore

A New Iberia man pleaded guilty this week to federal charges for sending threatening letters to a long list of public officials, including Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Kyle Dore, 33, pleaded guilty to five counts of mailing threatening communications and four counts of false information and hoaxes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said Dore mailed the letters to several local, state and federal offices, including the governor's office, the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, the Lafayette Parish courthouse, and post offices in New Iberia, Delcambre, Abbeville and Lake Charles.

Some of the letters contained a white powder with language implying it was toxic, but the substance was later found to be harmless, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors did not give specifics on what the letters said.

Dore faces up to five years in prison when sentenced on June 9.

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