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The man accused of mailing pipe bombs to President Trump's critics will plead guilty next Week before the federal court in Manhattan shows the court's file.
The defendant, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., a passionate Trump supporter, sent homemade PVC pipe and broken glass bombs to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, as well as CNN and actor Robert DeNiro authorities.
Ten of the counts carry life imprisonment in prison and under federal law if convicted In a certain combination of these, the judge was sentenced to life imprisonment. A possible plea agreement could focus on whether Sayoc Sayo could plead guilty if the judge were allowed to judge him for less time.
Mr. Sayoc's federal defense lawyer and the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York refused to comment on his expected plea on Friday. 56-year-old Sayoc was arrested on October 26 at an auto parts store near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There he appeared to be living in a white van covered with images and slogans condemning liberals, who are often right and right marginally find social media accounts. One was a picture of Mrs. Clinton under crosshair.
His social media feeds were an electronic version of his delivery van. On Twitter and Facebook, he ventured against Obama and Oprah Winfrey with misspelled racial references and threatened former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. He also praised Trump and conservative concerns.
The arrest followed a moving investigation and investigation when the investigators found the source of 16 pipe bombs sent through the post. The authorities said they could pull Mr. Sayoc's fingerprints off two bomb packages and found his DNA on components of 10 of the improvised bombs.
The lawsuit against Mr. Sayoc only raises him in connection with five devices to which he was sent victims in Westchester County and Manhattan, both of which are part of the southern district of New York.
Alongside Mrs. Clinton and Mr. DeNiro, these packages were sent to John O. Brennan, a former CIA, director; James R. Clapper Jr., former director of national intelligence services; and George Soros, a billionaire, a democratic donor.
Mr Sayoc's prosecutors have described Mr Sayoc's actions as 'a domestic terrorist attack'.
Sayoc's trial was scheduled for July. Last fall, one of his attorneys asked Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Federal District Court for extra time to investigate the case, including the possibility of having an opposition agreement.
This is possible that the request of Mr. Sayoc could fail. A defendant defendant can change his mind to the last minute and decide on a lawsuit.
Prior to his arrest, Sayoc turned out to be an entrepreneur and bodybuilder, promoting exotic dance shows in South Florida. But he was also an angry, bankrupt loner who often lived out of his van, advocated far-right political views and tended to racist and sexist tirades, according to court documents and people who knew him.
A culprit Mr. Sayoc's request would dissolve one of the Manhattan-based charges against terrorism. In another case, Judge Vernon S. Broderick on Tuesday granted a defense motion for a six-month delay in the trial of Sayfullo Saipov, who scheduled him for 13 April 2020.
Mr. Saipov was charged with killing eight people on a bike path in Manhattan in 2017 with a pickup truck. He does not plead guilty, and if convicted, he faces the death penalty.