September 27, 2013 9:02 am -

kevin-curtis-photos-ricin-letters-1Back in April, you may remember a news story concerning an Elvis impersonator who had been accused of planning a terrorist attack using the lethal toxin ricin — and his subsequent exoneration when another suspect was arrested and charges. We’re surprised this didn’t happen sooner:

An Elvis impersonator who was ultimately cleared of charges that he sent poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has filed a defamation lawsuit against the current suspect in the case.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Alcorn County circuit court in Mississippi says James Everett Dutschke framed Paul Kevin Curtis when he sent ricin-tainted letters on 8 April to Obama, US senator Roger Wicker and Sadie Holland, a Mississippi judge.

Curtis says he was subjected to a terrifying ordeal that began 17 April when he was arrested outside his home in Corinth, Mississippi, when he and his dog Moo Cow were heading to Curtis’ ex-wife’s house.

The charges were dropped six days later when the investigation shifted to Dutschke.

Curtis is an entertainer and Elvis impersonator who describes himself as a singer and songwriter.

“Dutschke’s actions caused Curtis to lose income in that once he was arrested and portrayed as a terrorist and a criminal he was no longer marketable in his chosen field,” the lawsuit said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.