OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in Oakland will decide how much prison time a California man will receive after pleading guilty to an unusual plot to blow up a Bank of America Branch last February.
On Thursday, a federal judge in Oakland will determine the prison sentence for the 29-year-old Matthew Aaron Llaneza will face after pleading guilty to blowing up a Bank of America branch in Oakland. The SUV was supposedly loaded with explosives last February and contained inert material to make Llaneza think the vehicle really had explosives.
The FBI said Llaneza hoped the explosive would spark civil unrest in the United states. However, he was arrested after he tried to detonate the phony car bomb.
Llaneza faces as much as 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday afternoon.
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