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Fil-Am pipe bomb suspect indicted in NY

Fil-Am pipe bomb suspect indicted in NY

Ceasar Sayoc, the man suspected of mailing 16 pipe bombs to Trump detractors, was charged with using weapons of mass destruction in a 30-page criminal indictment filed on Friday (November 9).

"Cesar Sayoc allegedly targeted former high-ranking officials such as President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others, as well as CNN, by sending explosive packages to them through the U.S. Postal Service", said Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY.

Mr Sayoc, who was arrested on 26 October after a massive manhunt in Florida, is being held in detention in NY without bail.

Sayoc, 56, was arrested October 26 in Florida on five charges carrying a potential sentence upon conviction of almost 50 years. Sayoc, 56, was arrested on 26 October on five charges carrying a potential sentence of almost 50 years.

Left-wing journalists, particularly at CNN, took every opportunity to point out that the targets of the bombs were largely people who had been criticized by President Trump.

The indictment charges him with with five counts each of use of a weapon of mass destruction, interstate transportation and receipt of explosives, threatening interstate communications, illegal mailing of explosives, use of explosives to commit a felony, and use of a destructive device during and in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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Others targeted included former president Barack Obama, former vice-president Joe Biden, California senator Kamala Harris and New Jersey senator Cory Booker. Cory Booker. Packages were also mailed to CNN in NY and Atlanta.

Sayoc appeared in NY earlier this week after being transferred from Florida.

Prior to the arrest, the registered Republican was living in a van plastered with pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers. Authorities also said they found Internet searches for victims' addresses on his cell phone. He was held without bail.

In the indictment, prosecutors noted that an improvised explosive mailed to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, contained a picture of Clinton and members of her family marked with a red "X".

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff.


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