Mail Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Indicted on 30 Charges Friday

cesar sayoc indicted on 30 counts

The man accused of mailing more than a dozen pipe bombs to several prominent Democratic politicians and critics of President Donald Trump has been indicted on 30 felonies Friday. 

Cesar Sayoc, 56, faces life in prison after the federal grand jury in New York City indicted him on 30 charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction, interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, threatening interstate communications, illegal mailing of an explosive, use of an explosive to commit a felony, and use of a destructive device during and in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

None of the devices detonated. 

Federal officials say Sayoc, a former body-builder, sent 16 bombs to prominent critics of President Trump, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, actor Robert De Niro and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. 

Sayoc also allegedly sent pipe bomb packages to former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, billionaire activist Tom Steyer, Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA). 

The first bomb was discovered at billionaire investor and liberal activist George Soros' home in New York on Oct. 23. A series of packages were discovered that week with authorities tracking the origin of the packages back to Plantation, Florida. 

Prosecutors say evidence against Sayoc include DNA that links him to at least ten of the devices and fingerprints link him to two of them. 

Sayoc was accused by federal prosecutors of conducting a "domestic terror attack" in initial court filings following his arrest. The 56-year-old former bodybuilder faces life in prison. 

Photo: Broward County Sheriff's Office

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