Deferred prosecution sought for Harvard student

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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 12:41 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam may avoid federal prosecution.

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to defer Eldo Kim's prosecution to allow him to abide by the terms of a pretrial diversion. The arrangement requires the 21-year-old to serve four months of home confinement, pay restitution to agencies that responded to the alleged threat, complete 750 hours of community service and give a public apology.

Federal prosecutors on Friday announced they charged Kim in an information with emailing several bomb threats to offices associated with the university nearly 10 months ago.

The government would drop charges if the court agrees to defer Kim's prosecution and he successfully abides by all the terms of pretrial diversion.