Termaine Washington was Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Pittsburgh Alleging Charges of Violating the Federal Bomb Threat Hoax Laws

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 25, 2012 released the following:

“Local Man Charged with Conveying Hoax Bomb Threats

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal bomb threat hoax laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six-count indictment, returned on October 23, 2012, named Termaine Washington, 22, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on September 15, 2012 through September 19, 2012, Washington conveyed several false bomb threats by telephone to the Allegheny County 911 Center, saying that a bomb would go off at Allegheny County Jail, PNC Park, and the T-station.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison and a fine of $1.5 million. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”


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