FBI: "Implied threat" probe over

September 25, 2009

SHAWANO - A spokesman says the FBI has ended its investigation into an "implied threat" against dozens of people in Shawano, including some city and county leaders.

Last November, the FBI notified 60 Shawano residents that they were "potential victims of an implied threat" discovered during an investigation. The FBI released no other details. But Shawano Police Chief Ed Whealon said investigators believed a person linked to Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology Inc. was involved.

FBI spokesman Leonard Peace said Thursday that results of the probe were turned over to the U.S. attorney's office. He declined further comment.

The religious institute has operated in Shawano since the 1970s and has been at odds with local governments because of its business operations, which include motels and gas stations.


Associated Press