John P. Tomkins is accused of threatening harm to two mutual fund companies unless they bought shares of Navarre Corp. and 3Com Corp. The alleged letter-writing scam was meant to persuade investment companies to inflate the price of publicly-traded companies in which he had invested. "BANG!!, YOU'RE DEAD," the letter started. "Stop and think about that for a second. Think about the effect it would have on your family. The only reason you are still alive is because I did not attach one wire." His request - lift Navarre's stock price to $4.90 a share on Feb. 7, $5.75 on Feb. 8 and $6.50 on Feb. 9.