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Judge to decide fate of Fil-Am who sent pipe bombs to Dems, CNN

/ 08:44 PM August 05, 2019
Judge to decide fate of Fil-Am who sent pipe bombs to Dems, CNN

This August 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who created a two-week crisis by mailing 16 packages of inoperative pipe bombs packed with fireworks powder and shards of glass to 13 famous Democrats and CNN is scheduled to learn his punishment Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

NEW YORK — Prosecutors are calling for a life prison sentence for a Florida amateur bodybuilder who sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN. His lawyers said a decade in prison is enough.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff is scheduled Monday to decide how long Fil-Am Cesar Sayoc will spend behind bars.

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The one-time stripper and pizza delivery man from Aventura, Florida, faces a mandatory decade in prison after pleading guilty to explosives charges for mailing 16 inoperative pipe bombs days before the midterm elections last fall.

Sayoc said he never intended for the explosives to work when he mailed them to Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, actor Robert De Niro and several members of Congress.

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Prosecutors said a life sentence is “necessary and appropriate.” /kga

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