September 17, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
STATE EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH 9/11 BOMB SCARE
J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Clarice Contonia Snowden,
also known as Clarice Young, age 34, and whose last known Maryland
residence was 413 K. Lake Vista Circle, Cockeysville, was indicted
by the Baltimore City Grand Jury on 19 charges including Making
a False Statement as to a Bomb on September 11, 2001, Felony Theft
from the State of Maryland, Forgery, Identity Fraud, and Conspiracy
with her husband, Elton Snowden, Jr., to commit Identity Fraud.
the Court issued a warrant for Clarice Snowdens arrest. She
was arrested in York, Pennsylvania on September 13, 2002, due to
the efforts of the Maryland State Police and York police.
The pending cases will be prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations
Division of the Maryland Attorney Generals Office. While an
indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and every individual
is presumed innocent unless the State proves the charges beyond
a reasonable doubt, Making a False Statement of a Bomb is punishable
by a maximum sentence of 10 years, a fine of $10,000, or both; Felony
Theft carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, a fine of $1,000,
or both. The other charges carry additional penalties.