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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Hoax Bomb Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months in prison followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal bomb threat hoax laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Termaine Washington, 23.

According to information presented to the court, Washington conveyed several false bomb threats by telephone to the Allegheny County 911 Center, by stating that a bomb would go off at the Allegheny County Jail, PNC Park, and the T-station.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Washington.

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