Transient in California indicted for anthrax hoax

A 10-count indictment has been handed down to a transient from Roseville and San Francisco accused of mailing anthrax hoax letters to federal offices.

Four counts of hoax mailings, four counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threatening the president and one count of crossing state lines after failing to register as a sex offender were levied against Timothy Cloud this week.

Cloud is alleged to have sent threatening envelopes to the Social Security Administration's offices in Baltimore, Kansas City and New York on Jan. 30. The envelopes, the U.S. attorney's office said, contained a white powder and a card that read "you stole my money" and "die."

The White received a similar envelope, the U.S. attorney's office said, containing a newspaper picture of President Barack Obama with cross hairs drawn over his face. The words "You are just another lying politision [sic]" were written on the envelope, with cross hairs drawn between "not this time" and "maybe next time," according to authorities.

Cloud also faces charges of failing to register as a sex offender in California as part of a conviction in Texas. He was arrested last week in San Francisco. His arraignment is set for May 7.