A United States federal prosecutor says his office is working on a plea deal that could be offered to a Quebec woman accused last year of sending poison to former President Donald Trump.

Pascale Ferrier made a brief appearance in a Washington DC courthouse this morning via video conference, and her case is due to return to court on November 10.

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Prosecutor Michael Friedman told the court that he has discussed a plea deal with other Justice Department officials and has outlined the general outlines of a possible offer to Ferrier’s defense attorney.

Ferrier has been accused of threatening to kill and injure the president of the United States, sending threats by mail, and violating biological weapons bans in connection with a letter containing ricin poison that was mailed to the White House.

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He also faces 16 federal charges in Texas related to letters containing ricin that were sent to law enforcement officials in that state.

David Bos, a public defender representing Ferrier, said the Texas charges would also be part of the plea negotiations.

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