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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Miami Resident Arrested for Making Multiple Bomb Threats

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced today the arrest of Michael Mora, 35, of Miami, Florida, on a criminal complaint charging him with making hoax bomb threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e).  Mora had his initial appearance today in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres.

According to allegations contained within the complaint, on August 21, 2018, the Dadeland Mall located in Miami, Florida received a bomb threat via their customer inquiry form.  Further investigation revealed that this threat originated from Mora’s residence, and while investigating this threat, law enforcement learned that bomb threats made by Mora had also been made against the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Fort Knox.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Miami Division, the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and Miami-Dade Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc S. Anton.

A complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated August 28, 2018