Honduran Man to Plead Guilty in Dolphin Mall Bomb Plot Case - NBC 6 South Florida

Honduran Man to Plead Guilty in Dolphin Mall Bomb Plot Case

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    Dolphin Mall Bombing Suspect Appears in Court

    NBC 6 Reporter Steve Litz explains how the alleged bombing suspect behind a planned attack at Dolphin Mall appeared in court.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017)

    What to Know

    • A plea hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano.

    • Court documents indicate Solano will plead guilty to for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

    • Despite Solano's claims of Islamic State sympathies, the FBI says no direct links to terrorist groups were found.

    Court records show a Honduran man is scheduled to plead guilty in a plot to detonate a bomb in a Florida mall food court in support of the Islamic State extremist group.

    A plea hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano. Court documents indicate Solano will plead guilty to a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

    The FBI says Solano wanted to detonate a bomb last October at the Dolphin Mall near Miami, but was actually working with undercover FBI operatives who gave him a fake bomb before his arrest.

    Despite Solano's claims of Islamic State sympathies, the FBI says no direct links to terrorist groups were found.

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