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Tatiana Kennedy Schlossberg, left, and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg.
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updated 1/14/2011 6:39:59 PM ET 2011-01-14T23:39:59

Prosecutors have charged a 41-year-old Pakistani-born man with stalking Caroline Kennedy's daughter for two years, showering her with flowers, balloons and intimate messages referring to himself as her husband.

Naeem Ahmed sent more than 40 messages to Tatiana Schlossberg and continued even after a warning from the Kennedy family's security firm, according to court documents first reported on by the Daily News of New York.

"I know your shape, your sound, your warmth, and your taste," said the inscription on one e-card. Ahmed signed it, "Wishing you a lovely weekend, Hunny Bunny. Sincerely, Yours Hubby, Naeem."

Ahmed's lawyer, Gerald Hertz, said the messages were harmless. A judge has ordered a mental evaluation of Ahmed, who has been in a New York jail since his arrest Dec. 6 on misdemeanor harassment and stalking charges.

"He never hurt anybody; he never made threats against anybody," Hertz said.

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Ahmed, of New York, was unemployed and was studying for a taxi driver's license, Hertz said. He was unsure what kind of work Ahmed did previously.

The messages began in October 2008, according to a New York court complaint based on information provided by John Viggiano, the president of Dignitary Protection and Investigative Services, the family's bodyguard firm. Schlossberg, a Yale University student, was 18 at the time.

In May 2009, Ahmed sent a birthday flower arrangement to Schlossberg and a Mother's Day arrangement to Caroline Kennedy. In an e-mail to Kennedy, Ahmed warned her not to talk to anyone about the gifts.

"We can talk and solve all family matters by ourselves," the message said, according to court documents.

In November 2009, Ahmed tried to visit Schlossberg at her New York City home. Soon afterward, Viggiano met with Ahmed and asked him to leave the family alone.

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But three months later, the e-mails resumed. Ahmed sent Schlossberg a Valentine's Day e-card that read, "Do I love you? Yes I do. Do you?"

On Nov. 26 he sent an e-card to Schlossberg set to piano music, along with a montage of photos of bare skin, champagne glasses and a bed strewn with rose petals, according to the complaint. The last e-card, sent Nov. 26, showed a boat, fish and bubbles and was addressed to Caroline Kennedy and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg.

"Dearest Mr. & Mrs. Schlossberg and Family! Have a beautiful weekend. Sincerely, Naeem," the card said.

Hertz said his client admired the Kennedy family but took his admiration too far.

Caroline Kennedy, the only surviving child of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, is a lawyer and the former chief fundraiser for the New York City schools. In 2008 she announced she was interested in filling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton after President Barack Obama named Clinton secretary of state. Kennedy withdrew from consideration after little more than a month.

The Kennedy family office said no one was available Friday to field inquiries about the Ahmed case.

Caroline Kennedy has been a prominent supporter of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., whose office is prosecuting the case. She endorsed the Democrat when he ran for the office in 2009.

Vance recuses himself from cases only "in very limited circumstances," such as cases involving someone he represented while in private practice, his office said Friday.

Ahmed is charged with two counts of aggravated harassment and one count of stalking, all misdemeanors. Ahmed has no prior criminal record, meaning he will likely face a maximum sentence of one year in prison if convicted, Hertz said.

Ahmed is barred from contacting Tatiana Schlossberg, Edwin Schlossberg and Caroline Kennedy. He remained in jail Friday after failing to post a $25,000 bond.

He was born in Pakistan but has lived in the United States for many years, Hertz said. He was unsure whether Ahmed is a U.S. citizen.

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Video: History Channel pulls Kennedy miniseries

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    >>> we're back at 7:43 with a controversy swelling about the mini series of the kennedys now been shelved. natalie. good morning.

    >> it was set to air on the history channel but was suddenly pulled. reportedly, it was pressure from the kennedy family that stopped the already completed multimillion project from moving forward.

    >> if you boys don't remember anything else i say, remember this.

    >> kennedy . kennedy .

    >> it's not what you are, it's what people think you are.

    >> it's a highly anticipated mini series steeped both in camelot and controversy.

    >> with the right amount of money, you can make and drink whatever you want .

    >> the multi-million project called "the kennedys ," stars greg as jfk and katie holmes bears a striking resemblance to jackie.

    >> i haven't met the exception.

    >> you have now.

    >> originally set to air on the history channel this spring was abruptly pulled from its lineup, a story matthew bellamy first broke.

    >> it's highly unusual for a network, either cable or broadcast, to pull a project once it has already been green lit, shot, finished, ready to air.

    >> the project has been criticized from the beginning in a front page article from the "new york times," ted sorenson , an advisor who died early october called early versions of the script vindictive and malicious. the most prominent living members of the kennedy clan reportedly felt the sail way.

    >> specifically, we're told maria shriver and caroline kennedy , both of whom had ties to the company that own the history channel were involved in getting this killed.

    >> maria shriver is a former employee of nbc universal and caroline kennedy is currently involved in a book deal about her family, to be released by a disney owned publisher. both companies are partial owners of the history channel . the mini series is the brainchild of the creator of the fox action show "24" and an outspoken conservative in hollywood.

    >> it's incredibly accurate. whether the tone or some of the portrayals are in tune with how the kennedys like to remember their legacy, that's another thing.

    >> in a statement, the history channel said while the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the history brand. but an executive producer of the mini series said in a statement to "people" magazine, it's the truth. it is blatantly obvious from many public sources that the family had certain flaws and certain problems. we weren't inventing the wheel. "the kennedys " is a positive reflection but we have shown the flaws. the films' producer is reportedly shopping the ser where is to other networks and no offers have been made. the drama is still set to air in canada and overseas, with no network in the u.s., it has to be a major disappointment attached to the series, including holmes who considered this a passion project.

    >> i'm not leaving you, jack.

    >> reporter: she worked hard to accurately portray the former first lady, studying old kennedy films with tom cruise and her passion for fashion and struck up a friendship with caroline. some say it is the real caroline kennedy who had the last word.

    >> we reached out to caroline kennedy for comment and did not hear back. maria shriver did not call back either. this is not the first time a series has been pulled. a reagan series was pulled but eventually landed on showtime.

    >> thank you very much.

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