Plea deal offered to Quebec woman accused of sending poison to Donald Trump

US prosecutors say they have offered a plea deal to the Montreal-area woman accused of sending poison to former President Donald Trump.

The deal would include the three charges Pascale Ferrier faces regarding a letter containing ricin that was sent to the White House in 2020, as well as 16 federal charges she faces in Texas, where she allegedly sent poison to several law enforcement officials. .

Federal prosecutor Michael Friedman said in a brief court appearance today that Ferrier will have until the end of June to decide whether to accept the offer, details of which were not disclosed.

Friedman says the deal is complex and the charges Ferrier faces are serious, adding that eight of the charges in Texas carry a life sentence.

Ferrier was found fit to stand trial in March.