Syracuse attorney pleads guilty to calling in false bomb threat to federal building

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse attorney will have to pay $20,000 and perform community service for calling in a false bomb threat to the Federal Building.

On Feb. 20, 2015, 47-year-old Jacqueline Jones made an anonymous, threatening call from the Regional Transportation Center to avoid appearing in Federal Court in the James Hanley Federal Building on a civil case that had become contentious.

She pleaded guilty to third-degree falsley reporting an incident.

Jones was sentenced to a one-year term of probation. She must also pay a $20,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community services.


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