Baton Rouge Man Indicted for Letten Threats

Jan 14, 2013

A 56-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a charge that he threatened to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his immediate family.

U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said in a written statement received by The Advocate that Gerald Estrade faces a charge that carries a possible 10-year prison term. The formal charge is threatening to murder a former federal law enforcement officer and/or his family members.

Cazayoux added that the case is under investigation by the FBI.

He also said Estrade was taken into federal custody Tuesday.

It was unclear whether Estrade has an attorney.