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Monday, December 09, 2019

Pipe Bombs Suspect Will Enter Guilty Plea

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of sending series of pipe bombs in the mail to people who have been critical of President Donald Trump, is expected to plead guilty to the charges that have been brought against him.

He initially pleaded not guilty for the crimes he is suspected of. But on Friday, the court docket was updated to reveal that he has a scheduled hearing for March 21 to enter a plea.

The bombs were sent to top Democrats as well as CNN. The FBI said when it brought Sayoc into custody that though none of the bombs detonated, they were not hoaxes and were capable of causing harm.

Prosecutors have brought 30 charges against Sayoc related to these crimes. The docket does not specify which crimes he might be pleading guilty to next week.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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