Tewksbury Man to Serve Probation, Pay $16K for Threatening Sandown, N.H. Family

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A 48-year-old Tewksbury man has been ordered to serve a five-year probation period and pay a $16,500 fine after threatening a Sandown, N.H. family, the U.S. Attorney’s Office ruled.

Michael Dube mailed three letters between March and June 2016 to a residence in Sandown in which he threatened to “break the addressee’s legs, sexually assault his daughter, and to kill his son,” authorities said. The letters were postmarked in Boston.

Boston FBI Special Agent Harold H. Shaw said Dube was “blinded by his obsession” and called his stalking “relentless.”

Dube, arrested by New Hampshire authorities in June 2016, previously pleaded guilty to three counts of mailing threatening communications.

“By sending these threatening communications to the victim, the defendant attempted to create a climate of fear and intimidation,” Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley said after Dube’s sentencing. “Such conduct cannot be tolerated.”