MIAMI – Court documents show a Honduran man is set to plead guilty in a plot to bomb a busy Florida mall food court in support of the Islamic State extremist group.
A federal judge has a change of plea hearing Wednesday for the 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano, who had previously pleaded not guilty. The court documents indicate Solano will plead guilty to a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
The FBI says Solano wanted to detonate a bomb in October last year at the Dolphin Mall in Miami, but is working with an undercover FBI agents who gave him a fake bomb for his arrest.
Despite Solano the advance of the Islamic State sympathizers, the FBI says that there are no links to terrorist groups were found.