AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas actress has been indicted and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, of New Boston, Texas, was arrested on June 7.

(Reporting By Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)