Pipe bombs de­fen­dant faces 30-count in­dict­ment

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

NEW YORK - The man ac­cused of send­ing pipe bombs to prom­i­nent crit­ics of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has been in­dicted on charges car­ry­ing a po­ten­tial penalty of life in prison.

The 30-count in­dict­ment in Man­hat­tan fed­eral court was filed on Fri­day against Ce­sar Sayoc.

Sayoc was ar­rested in Florida on five charges car­ry­ing a po­ten­tial sen­tence upon con­vic­tion of nearly 50 years. None of the de­vices - some of which ar­rived at New York ad­dresses - ex­ploded.

A mes­sage left with Sayoc’s lawyer was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

Sayoc ap­peared in New York ear­lier this week. He was held with­out bail. Pros­e­cu­tors say ev­i­dence against Sayoc in­cludes DNA link­ing him to 10 of the ex­plo­sive de­vices and fin­ger­prints on two of them.

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