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Former ricin suspect's Corinth home unlivable

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Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis was cleared of all charges in the ricin letter case last week after he was falsely accused.

Curtis' older brother Jack spoke out Friday about what he thinks the federal government needs to do after his brother was wrongfully arrested.

Jack Curtis says there are a number of things the government needs to make right so his brother can get his life back.

In the words of Elvis Presley, it's time for the federal government to TCB, or Take Care of Business. Jack Curtis says there is a long list of items that were damaged when his brother was wrongfully arrested. He shot home video of damage done to his brother's SUV by the FBI.

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According to Jack, Kevin just got the brand new SUV for a Christmas present.

"There is significant damage to the automobile that he drives," Kevin said. "Witnesses say after the arrest, that the FBI had guns and all types of stuff just thrown up on the hood of the car, so there are scratches that were done to the car.

"In the backseat of Kevin's car he had a lawnmower that he was taking to his wife's house to mow the grass for them," Kevin added. "He also had a basket of clothes and clothes detergent and bleach to take there because he doesn't have a washer and dryer at home. The lawnmower was turned over, there is gasoline, there is bleach and gasoline that has saturated the carpet n the back seat of his vehicle."

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Curtis says the feds also needs to fix his brother's Corinth, Miss., home  after the place was torn apart during the FBI search.

"In his home there are some holes in the ceiling where it looks like they made access to get up in there," Jack Curtis said. "There were scratches on the wall where furniture was moved and hit the walls, there were pictures that were knocked off the walls, glass broken laying around.

"The thing that really was noticeable is all of the insects, bugs and insects just dead laying in the kitchen and on the floors, where it appear the doors had just been left open when the FBI left," he added. "These bugs are there, and they will have to clean up where someone has stepped on these bugs."

Jack Curtis said he cannot speak to any potential legal action that might be taken by his brother for the wrongful arrest, but he did say the federal government needs to fix more than just his brother's SUV and home.

"The wrongful arrest I might say, they will need to restore Kevin's reputation," Jack said. "They will need to restore his character and the damage that has been done in the past, present, and future. Collateral damage that Kevin will incur as a result of the media attention surrounding the wrongful arrest. Kevin has been hurt by this, his reputation has been hurt by this, our family name has been hurt by this.

"He's been damaged, my insurance business and the shows that Kevin and I would be able to do as our double trouble Elvis act ... all of that."

Jack Curtis said that Friday he lost a gig as an Elvis impersonator in Memphis because of all the negative attention brought on by his brother's wrongful arrest.

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