Transient sentenced for anthrax hoax letter campaign

Timothy Cloud, a 63-year-old transient man, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in an anthrax hoax letter campaign, threatening President Obama and failing to register as a sex offender.

In his plea agreement, Newsroom America reports, Cloud admitted to sending hoax mailings to offices of the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, Kansas City and New York. All employees at the New York office were evacuated with four of them quarantined after that office received one of Cloud's letters.

Cloud's hoax letters contained a white powdery substance meant to simulate anthrax. The letters also contained an index card with the words "you stole my money" and "die," Newsroom America reports.

Additionally, Cloud also admitted to sending President Obama a letter containing a white powder and an index cad that had the words "You are just another lying politision [sic]." The letter also had cross hairs between the words "not this time" and "maybe next time," Newsroom America reports, and a photo of President Obama with cross hairs drawn over his face.

Cloud, as a result of a Texas conviction, also admitted that he was required in California to register as a sex offender, which he failed to do.

Cloud, in addition to his 20 year prison sentence, must serve a 10 year period of supervised release upon his release from prison.