- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A judge has sentenced a suburban Dallas man to five years in prison for mailing hundreds of hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, government offices and U.S. embassies.

Hong Minh Truong, who is 67, was sentenced Friday in a federal court in Dallas. He pleaded guilty July 10 to five counts of false information and hoaxes.

Federal prosecutors say the man sent more than 400 letters from 2008 until his July 2014 arrest. Investigators say an IP address associated with Truong was identified after 28 schools in Boston received hoax letters in mid-2013.

Some of the initial letters had Dallas postmarks, while others were mailed from sites in North Texas. None contained anthrax, but numerous law enforcement officers and government resources were dedicated to the investigation.

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