GREGORY R. ALEXANDER INDICTED FOR POSSESSION OF FLAMMABLE LIQUID BOMB AND WIRE FRAUD
GREGORY R. ALEXANDER, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a two count indictment by a federal grand jury for possession of an unregistered destructive device (a “bomb”) and with mail fraud, announced
U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to court documents, on February 25, 2013, ALEXANDER attempted to destroy his truck with a flammable liquid bomb while it was parked at a local bank. ALEXANDER then filed an insurance claim stating his truck had been stolen earlier.
U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was investigated jointly by Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), along with bomb squad members and detectives from the New Orleans Police Department, and Arson investigators of the New Orleans Fire Department. This case is being prosecuted by Tony Sanders of the Violent Crimes Unit.
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