North Charleston man pleads guilty to plotting to blow up brig

Associated Press - October 14, 2009 1:55 PM ET

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man accused of threatening to kill President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to plotting to use biological weapons to attack other government officials and destroy the Navy brig near Charleston.

Court records show Steven Cucuzzella of North Charleston pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to mailing a threat to blow up the Naval Brig in Hanahan.

Cucuzzella had been charged with making a threat against the president, but that charge was dropped.

Cucuzzella has been held in the same Navy brig he threatened to destroy since his arrest earlier this year and will be sentenced later. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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