A court in New York sentenced to 20 years in prison Cesar Sayok, who was accused of sending explosive devices to politicians.
It is noted that 57-year-old Cesar Sayok cried when district judge Jed S. Rakoff announced the verdict. The accused apologized to his victims and said that he was “very sorry for what he had done.”
Prosecutors insisted on life imprisonment for him. Judge Rakoff said the bombs that Sayok sent out weren’t designed to detonate. “He hated his victims, he did not wish them well, but he was not so lost as to wish them dead, at least not with his hand,” he added.
In March of this year, Sayok pleaded guilty to sending 16 parcels of explosives. He was accused of using weapons of mass destruction, sending explosives, illegal production of bombs and threats.
The man was detained on October 26, 2018. His van was covered with stickers in support of US President Donald Trump. As noted by assistant attorney Marcus Amelkin, Sayok “looked at the President as a father.”
At the end of October 2018, on the eve of the midterm elections in the United States, the police intercepted more than ten parcels with bombs. Including in the office of CNN, in the restaurant of actor Robert De Niro, in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros, and the bomb was sent to the democratic politicians Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.