Do you open your office mail without giving it a second thought? If so, you may want to get more cautious. That’s because a person nicknamed “the Bishop” sent threatening letters and two pipe bombs in the past two years to several Midwest financial services companies. The bombs only lacked an ignition device.
The Bishop’s bombs came with demands to manipulate stock. The Bishop sent 16 letters to financial institutions threatening harm unless certain stocks moved to a specific price, often $6.66. According to postal authorities, the person sent them to American Century Investments, Janus Capital Group, and Perkins, Wolf, McDonnell & Company, a Chicago brokerage firm.