Somali-American man sentenced to 30 years in prison for Oregon bomb plot

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Posted: Oct 01, 2014 3:26 PM

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a Somali-American man on Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago with a fake bomb supplied by undercover government agents.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Oregon State University student, was convicted in January last year of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

(Reporting by Teresa Carson in Portland; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)