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Jordanian man faces sentencing in Dallas bomb plot

Oct 18th, 2010 AIII Courts

    The Miami Herald reports on Monday, October 18, in an article entitled "Jordanian man faces sentencing in Dallas bomb plot," that a 20-year-old Jordanian man caught in an FBI sting trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper faces a sentencing hearing today, blocks away from the building he tried to take down.

    The man, Hosam Smadi faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in May to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Under his plea agreement, however, it is likely he will receive a 30-year sentence and then face deportation. According to the pleading, Smadi acknowledged leaving what he believed was a truck bomb in a garage beneath the 60-story Fountain Place building in September 2009. Smadi said he parked the truck, started a timer connected to the decoy provided by undercover FBI agents, then rode away to watch the explosion. A cell phone that was supposed to detonate the bomb alerted agents in a stairwell.

    For the full text of today's article, click here

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