NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey has ordered a
former grocery clerk to serve six months in prison for what the
judge calls a "sick" hoax.
Jake Brahm pleaded guilty in February to posting a bogus
Internet warning of terrorist attacks against NFL stadiums. The
22-year-old Wisconsinite says the posting was never meant to be
taken seriously. But federal prosecutors argued he intended
Brahm had warned in the posting that dirty bombs would be
detonated at seven stadiums during games on October 22nd, 2006. The
posting added that the explosions would be praised by Osama bin
Laden as "America's Hiroshima" and spark global conflicts.
The judge also ordered Brahm to pay for nearly $27,000 in extra
security costs that authorities incurred at two of the stadiums.
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