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Fla. Man Found Guilty of Making Bomb Threats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A north Florida man is facing up to ten years of prison after he was convicted of sending threatening letters, including one where he said he would blow up a federal courthouse.

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida says Jamie Lee Wambles was convicted on four counts Tuesday.

Wambles is from Sneads. He's accused of sending letters last December to the federal courthouse in Tallahassee, including one that he claimed had anthrax in it. He also sent a letter threatening to blow up the courthouse.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Wambles was upset because his pit bull had been shot and killed when he was arrested on other charges last year. Wambles wanted the officers arrested.

Wambles faces a $250,000.00 fine on each of the first three counts, and up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the fourth count. The sentencing of Wambles is scheduled for August 29. Wambles is currently serving seven years in state prison on unrelated state firearm charges.


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