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Man Who Pled Guilty to New York Pipe Bomb Plot Gets 16 Years

The suspected terrorist is known as the "lone wolf"

A Manhattan man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges that he plotted to set off pipe bombs in New York City, New York 1 reports.

Jose Pimental was hoping to avenge the death of an American-born Muslim cleric killed by a U.S. drone, prosecutors said. Pimental, the so-called “lone wolf,” was arrested in November 2011 under suspicion of terrorism before he was able to actually make any bombs.

Pimental’s sentence was part of a plea bargain that includes five years of supervision after his eventual release. Pimental could have received 15 years to life if the case had gone to trial.


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