Homegrown radical Muslim arrested for series of bomb threats Jim Kouri, The Examiner
Kodak's headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., received more than 20 bomb threats from an Islamist.
The charge against the 31-year-old Islamist carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, who is handling the prosecution, stated that according to the complaint, between Sept. 24, 2012 and Jan. 24, 2013, the defendant made 21 telephone calls to 911 claiming that a terrorist was going to bomb the Kodak Corporation.
For example, according to the criminal complaint, during one call Mohammed allegedly stated the terrorists were “going to blow up the big Kodak.” The 911 calls that specifically referenced Kodak resulted in emergency responses by Rochester police units and firefighters.
The suspected Islamist made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson on Feb. 4, 2013. Surprisingly, Mohammed was released on his own recognizance (ROR) and is due back in court Mar. 4, 2013.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota.