VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A man who bought what he believed to be a mail bomb through the Internet will spend the next decade in a federal prison.
Clinton Scott Bass, 34, of Hahira, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta.
Pete Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said Bass was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, the maximum sentence, for attempting to receive and transport explosive materials with intent to kill, injure, or intimidate.
In March, Bass tried to send the device to his intended target, but it was broken up by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
"The FBI committed substantial resources to spearheading this investigation. But for the dedication, hard work and ingenuity of the FBI agents, and the other federal and local law enforcement officers working with them, this case could well have ended with tragic consequences," said United States Attorney Peterman.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Postal Service, Valdosta Police Department, Lowndes County Sheriff's Department, and the Hahira Police Department.
Assistant United States Attorneys Julia C. Bowen and Peter D. Leary prosecuted the case.
Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.