Texas man who wanted to blow up Amazon data center sentenced to 10 years

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A Texas man who wanted to blow up an Amazon data center to disrupt the internet and upset "the oligarchy" was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday, federal prosecutors said.The attempted attack in Virginia never occurred, and Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was communicating with an undercover FBI agent instead of an explosives supplier, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas said.Pendley, of Wichita Falls, was arrested in April. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of malicious attempt to destroy a building with an explosive."As this case shows, radicals are lurking on the internet, looking for ways to lash out — and far too often, they move their plans off of the web and into the real world," Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah said in a statement.A federal public defender listed as representing Pendley did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday night.The FBI was tipped off in January that Pendley was posting on a forum popular with militia
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