Man Pleads Guilty to Sending White Powder to OKCupid's Dallas HQ After Being Banned

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to sending white powder and anthrax threats to the OkCupid CEO's Dallas office after he was banned from the dating service, officials announced Thursday.Liam MacLeod, 47, was banned in September 2017 after repeatedly violating OkCupid's terms of service, according to federal count documents filed in the district of Massachusetts.Investigators found that MacLeod made an account in August, and sent messages saying that he'd grown up with Hell's Angels then edited his profile to include a rant about how Match.com, which owns OkCupid, "promotes prostitution.""Try craigs the adult w4m section," reads a portion of the profile included in federal court documents. "You'll find the same things you'll find in here but for cheaper!"An anonymous letter postmarked in Boston the day after the profile was edited arrived at OkCupid's P.O. box in September, according to federal court documents. It was addressed to the CEO and contained white powder."Ban me will ya," the letter read, according to a federal agent. "Welcome to the wonderful world of ANTHRAX."Eight more envelopes arrived in the following months, according to a criminal complaint, which contained smears of blood-like substance and threats referencing the account's suspension.MacLeod pleaded guilty to two counts of mailing threatening communications and two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes. He is scheduled for sentencing in September.  Continue reading...

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