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Elvis Impersonator Suing Man Who Accused Him of Sending Ricin Letters To Obama

Authorities now believe the accuser was actually the one who sent the letters


(Reuters)—An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi falsely accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and other officials filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the man authorities now believe is the real perpetrator.

Paul Kevin Curtis, who was arrested and released in April, wants an unspecified amount of money from James Everette Dutschke for defamation of character, emotional distress and financial loss.

In June, a grand jury indicted Dutschke for allegedly trying to frame Curtis in the case, sending poisoned letters with phrases lifted directly from Curtis' Facebook account, including, "I am KC, and I approve this message."