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Tanzanian Pleads Guilty in Mall Bomb Hoax

A Tanzanian man who claimed in a hoax telephone call that Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to bomb a Westside shopping center has pleaded guilty to federal charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said Tuesday. Zameer Mohamed, 23, will face a possible 10-year prison term when he is sentenced in February to one count of using a telephone to convey false information about an explosive attack. The anonymous call was made to the federal Department of Homeland Security in April, triggering the deployment of hundreds of police and federal agents at malls and streets throughout the Westside. Investigators were able to trace the call to a telephone card used at a Calgary, Canada, hotel. The trail eventually led to Mohamed, who was arrested about a week later when he crossed the Canadian border into Montana. Full Story

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