MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Honduran man who reportedly planned to detonate a bomb in the food court of the Dolphin Mall is expected to plead guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court.
Court documents indicate Vicente Adolfo Solano, 53, 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 mall in support of the Islamic State 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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