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Bizarre Case: Man sentenced in connection with a letter threatening an armed attack in Southie.

A Quincy man was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday for faking a shooting threat against a South Boston school.

Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national living without document was sentenced to the time he already served in prison, 23 weeks, on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities. De Lima will now face deportation to Brazil.  De Lima had pled guilty in June.  

Back in February, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s Boston Office received an unsigned, handwritten letter, in Portuguese, stating that someone named “Mario” was going to carry out an attack at a South Boston school.

The letter went not to say that Mario bought two firearms and was looking to buy more. It also went on to say he was going to “open fire on all of the children.”Yikes.

The FBI Boston joint terrorism task force determined that the letter was false. De Lima also falsely denied knowing about the letter.

 

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.