The last of five defendants sentenced in a failed anti-Wall Street plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio has appealed his conviction and 10-year sentence.
CLEVELAND - Video released on Friday shows a group of men attempting to blow up a bridge in Brecksville.
The five men were arrested last April when they tried to detonate what they thought was a bomb along Route 82, federal agents said.
The suspects believed they bought two improvised explosives, but the seller was actually an undercover FBI informant. Agents were monitoring the men by video as they placed two improvised explosive devices at the base of the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge.
When the remote detonator didn't work, agents moved in and made the arrests. The FBI said the bombs were duds and the bridge was never in danger.
Just last week the fifth and final suspect was convicted on two counts of using weapons of mass destruction and one count of explosive materials. Joshua Stafford, 24, of Cleveland, chose to represent himself in the three-day trial. He will be sentenced on Sept. 11.
His fellow defendants have already been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty: Douglas L. Wright, of Indianapolis, to 11 and a half years; Brandon L. Baxter, of Lakewood, to nine years and nine months; Connor C. Stevens, of Berea, to eight years and one month and Anthony M. Hayne, of Cleveland, to six years.
Brecksville bridge bomb plot
One of the five men found guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to destroy a northeast Ohio bridge received his sentence Monday.
The last of five defendants in a failed anti-Wall Street plot to bomb a highway bridge near Cleveland faces sentencing after losing another bid for leniency.