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US: Florida mall bomb plotter deserves 20 years in prison

MIAMI – Federal prosecutors say a Honduran man deserves 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to plotting to detonate a bomb in a Florida mall food court in support of the Islamic State extremist group.

Prosecutors said in a Miami court filing Tuesday that Vicente Adolfo Solano should get the maximum prison term for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Solano sentencing is set for Friday. His lawyers seek leniency.

The FBI says the 53-year-old Solano wanted to detonate a bomb in October last year at the Dolphin Mall in Miami, but was actually working with 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. Solano never real explosives.

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