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A Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after posing as a jihadist online and planning to blow up a building.
Joshua Ryne Goldberg had a number of unusual online personas, and reportedly became fixated on stoking fears of a terror attack in Australia.
Law enforcement began investigating Goldberg for his online discussions prior to a 2015 shooting in Garland, Texas.
Shortly before his arrest, Goldberg instructed an FBI informant to place a bomb at a firefighter’s memorial event for first responders killed in the September 11th attacks in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in a federal medical prison facility, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, after posing online as a jihadist and planning to blow up a building.
Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 23, of Orange Park, Florida, pled guilty in December to a number of charges including attempting to destroy a building with explosives. Goldberg, who is on the Autism spectrum, lived with his parents and spent 14 to 20 hours a day online posing as different personas on forums, SBS reported, citing the hearing at the US District Court in Jacksonville. According to the report, Goldberg suffered depression and became fixated on stoking fears of a terror attack in Australia. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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