Feds say former candidate threatened wife’s divorce lawyer

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Federal authorities say a former Delaware political candidate who ran for governor and U.S. Senate mailed death threats to a lawyer representing his wife in a divorce case.

Court records unsealed Monday indicate that Michael Protack mailed a death threat to Patrick Boyer in January and later sent a letter containing a graphic image of a mutilated body.

Protack was indicted last week on two counts of mailing threatening communications.

Protack sought the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2004 and 2008 and narrowly lost a 2006 U.S. Senate primary.

He did not immediately respond to email and phone messages Monday.

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