Monday, October 23, 2017

Another (fake?) bomb plot uncovered in SDFLA

Another (fake?) bomb plot was uncovered in the Southern District of Florida. The FBI arrested Vincente Solano for attempting to blow up the Dolphin Mall. The FBI was tipped off by a confidential informant and then provided Solano a fake bomb. Solano will make his first appearance in front of Magistrate Judge McAliley today.

Going back to the controversial Liberty City 7 case, the FBI has made a number of these types of arrests. The Miami Herald mentions some of the convictions here:

In recent years, the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami has obtained convictions against Harlem Suarez, a Key West man who plotted to blow up a bomb on a public beach while supporting a foreign terrorist organization, and James Medina, a Hollywood man who tried to bomb a synagogue in Aventura. Suarez, 25, was sentenced to life in prison. Medina, 41, faces a 25-year prison term at his sentencing in November.


Rumpole said...

Speaking theoretically, and not wanting any loss of life (or for that matter to be arrested by the FBI), wouldn't we all be better off without the Dolphin Mall? How many food courts with Chik-fil-a and that store that sells the little chocolate chip cookies, can a community support?

Anonymous said...

the brooks brothers outlet is a good thing though

the food choices could use an upgrade no doubt