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USCesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty

01:40  16 march  2019
01:40  16 march  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Florida man poised for guilty plea proceeding in New York

Florida man poised for guilty plea proceeding in New York A Florida man who authorities say sent pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty Thursday. 

People who know Cesar Sayoc said they were shocked he's suspected of mailing at least 14 explosive packages through the mail, targeting Democrats. Some describe the man as a church-goer, others as someone who worked with strip clubs. USA TODAY.

People who know Cesar Sayoc said they were shocked he's suspected of mailing at least 14 explosive packages through the mail, targeting Democrats. Some describe the man as a church-goer, others as someone who worked with strip clubs. USA TODAY.

Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty© Broward County Sheriff

The man accused of sending mail bombs to prominent Democrats last fall is expected to plead guilty in federal court next week, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

Cesar Sayoc was indicted on federal charges last November in connection with a series of mail bombs he allegedly sent to Democratic politicians, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.

File shows plea set for Florida man in pipe bomb mail case

File shows plea set for Florida man in pipe bomb mail case A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. A notice entered in the case file of Cesar Sayoc shows a plea hearing has been scheduled for next Thursday.

Cesar Sayoc pleaded not guilty to charges carrying a ptoential penalty of life in prison during a federal court appearance in Manhattan, New York, Nov. Sayoc -- who faces five federal counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction -- is accused of sending 16 improvised explosive devices

Cesar Sayoc , the Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs in the mail to critics of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty in federal court Federal officials said Sayoc sent 16 bombs across the country, with targets including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe

CNN's New York bureau was evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered, officials said.

None of the devices detonated and no one was injured.

Sayoc was previously expected to appear in court next week for a pretrial hearing, but is now scheduled for a plea hearing, prosecutors said. The trial was expected to begin in July.

Following a four-day nationwide manhunt, FBI agents found and arrested Sayoc in Plantation, Florida, where they also seized his van, which was plastered with pro-Trump and anti-Democrat memes.

Sayoc faces a series of charges, including five counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction and five counts of interstate transportation and receipt of explosives. It's not clear what charges the plea will involve.

CNN was reaching out Friday to a defense attorney for comment.

French cardinal guilty of abuse cover-up.
France's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, has been handed a six-month suspended sentence for his role in covering up the sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Barbarin was found guilty of not reporting allegations of assaults by a priest in the 1980s and 1990s. He denied the charges and his lawyers say he will appeal against the verdict. Cardinal Barbarin's sentencing comes as the Catholic Church battles a fresh wave of abuse scandals. During the trial, he told the court: "I cannot see what I am guilty of. I never tried to hide, let alone cover up these horrible facts.

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