NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The person accused of mailing pipe bombs to distinguished critics of President Donald Trump will face a federal decide Tuesday in New York Metropolis.
Cesar Sayoc was transferred from Miami in a single day.
The 56-year-old, born in Brooklyn, is accused of sending 15 pipe bombs to Democratic targets, together with former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Some have been despatched to areas in New York Metropolis and Westchester County.
Not one of the gadgets exploded, and nobody was injured.
Sayoc made his first courtroom look final week in Miami. He reportedly had little to say, simply his title and “sure” when requested whether or not he understood why he was there.
He was arrested final month and charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, unlawful mailing of explosives, threats towards former presidents and sure different individuals, threatening interstate communications and assaulting present and former federal officers.
On the time of his arrest, he was residing inside a van adorned with pictures of Trump and anti-Democrat stickers. Police sources mentioned he admitted making the gadgets earlier than lawyering up.
“He stays harmless. No person has been in a position to, in a courtroom of regulation, say that these have been bombs that he mentioned that he despatched,” mentioned Daniel Aaronson, of the Fort Lauderdale agency Benjamin, Aaronson and Patanzo.
Prosecutors are anticipated to ask the decide to carry Sayoc with out bail, saying he’s a hazard to the general public.
If convicted, he faces practically 50 years in federal jail.