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January 14, 2010

TYRONE MORGAN, age 26, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pled guilty today in a federal court before U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to one count of maliciously conveying false information, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the factual basis, MORGAN admitted that he was a contractor employed at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Garyville, Louisiana and on May 4, 2009, he telephoned security personnel at the Refinery and falsely conveyed that the Refinery would be damaged or destroyed by explosives.

MORGAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 8, 2010.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy.

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