Free Ronald Haddad Jr!

A 28-year-old River Forest man was arrested today in connection with the mailings of a series of threatening letters to city and county officials, the FBI said late today.

Ronald Haddad Jr. was expected to spend the night in federal custody, and appear Wednesda charged in a criminal complaint with making threatening interstate communications, said Ross Rice, an FBI spokesman in Chicago.

Some of the mailings, received by Mayor Daley and others, date to 2007.

Haddad was taken into custody at his home on Park Avenue in River Forest without incident, Rice said.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the case Tuesday, Haddad mailed more than 25 letters between December 2007 and January 2009 threatening harm against numerous public officials. Many of the missives included complaints about high taxes.

"This is the end of Daley and his empire," some of the notes allegedly read.

Certain of the envelopes contained shotgun shells that Haddad unsuccessfully rigged to detonate on opening of the letter or package, the charges alleged.

In addition, plastic baggies containing scented oil were mailed to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and others last month with an expletive-filled message, authorities said.

from the Trib


Anonymous said...

ronald haddad jr is a very sick person who needs to be instiutionalized. How could his family let this happen? ARE THEY AS DERANGED AS THEIR SON?

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Anonymous said...

I know Ron Haddad and his family as well. Their nice people. He has many mental problems obviously. I feel bad for them, and if you think its so easy to correct a mentally ill person from doing things you don't want, than maybe you should try to raise one, ya jackass!

Anonymous said...

lol, you've obviously never seen ron haddad's e-mails. he comes across as completely insane.