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Elvis impersonator in ricin cases framed?

  • Paul Kevin Curtis was accused to sending letters tainted with toxin to president, senator
  • Charges have been dropped
  • Feds release Curtis after 'new information' comes to light

A law enforcement source says someone may have tried to frame the Elvis impersonator who was accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to lawmakers.

The Feds released Paul Kevin Curtis yesterday.

U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams, citing “new information,” says charges were dropped against Curtis.

FLASHBACK: Envelope sent to Senator tests positive for ricin

He was accused of sending letters containing a toxin called ricin to the president and a U.S. senator.

Curtis tells CNN’s Piers Morgan that he’d never even heard of ricin, and at first thought investigators were saying “rice,” to which he says he replied, “I’m not even a rice lover.”

No one was hurt by those letters, but they did set off big security scares in Washington, D.C.

MORE: Curtis: 'A train has been lifted off my shoulders'

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