Loyola University Student Arrested and Indicted for Threatening Emails

A Loyola University student has been indicted on a charge that she sent threatening emails to the campus police department.

Evelyn Hubbard, of New Orleans, was arrested by FBI agents and indicted on one count of threatening interstate communications.  If convicted, Hubbard faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Hubbard allegedly threatened to blow up a building where she was scheduled to take a test on the morning she sent one email. Another email she allegedly sent threatened five unnamed professors and called for the building to be evacuated.

After receiving the threatening emails, the Loyola University Police Department contacted the FBI. The FBI traced the first email to a Loyola University computer and the second came from a cell phone. The FBI determined that Hubbard had access to the computer that morning and that the second e-mail was sent from a cell phone linked to Hubbard.

Prosecutors said Hubbard told FBI agents she sent the emails as a joke.

If you have been accused of computer crimes in Louisiana, also known as Internet crimes or cyber crimes, contact Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Barkemeyer. Attorney Barkemeyer’s Baton Rouge law office handles state and federal charges including, Internet fraud, identity theft, and computer hacking.

Source: www.fbi.gov, The Associated Press,  “Loyola student indicted on threats charge,” January 8, 2012.