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Thief charged with threat to pardons board

Convicted thief Edward Paul Monteiro, who was deported to Portugal following his release from prison earlier this month, was charged with making a terroristic threat to the Utah State Board of Pardons Wednesday.

According to the charges filed Friday in 3rd District Court, the 35-year-old immigrant called the Utah State Board of Pardons about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday requesting to speak with board members Don Blanchard and Mike Sibbett.The call was transferred to John Green, the board administrative coordinator and was picked up by voice mail.

A voice on the recording states: "This is Ed Monteiro. I'm back in the states and within time I will deal with you son of a (expletive) in a most ruthless possible way. Remember that!" the charges state.

Authorities say Monteiro made repeated written threats against Department of Corrections employees and Board of Pardons officials during his 10-year stay in Utah prisons.

In his letters, Monteiro made frequent reference to the Oklahoma City bombing and "stated that he would return if he were deported and explode a bomb at the Utah Board of Pardons in the future," the charges state.

Recently, someone called both the Department of Corrections and the Board of Pardons to say Mon-teiro is headed to Utah with material that can be used to build explosives. Some calls have warned officials that Monteiro may be headed to Utah in a tanker truck with a blue cab containing about 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, the chemical used in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of Monteiro is asked to call police immediately. Corrections is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. A $500,000 arrest warrant has been issued for Monteiro.