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UPDATE 1-U.S. mail bomb suspect agrees to face charges in New York

Updated: 02-11-2018 20:12 IST
The 56-year-old Florida man accused of mailing 15 pipe bombs to top Democrats and other high-profile critics of President Donald Trump agreed in a Miami court to be transferred to New York state to face charges and waived his right to a bail hearing in Florida.

Cesar Sayoc, a former male stripper, pizza delivery driver and disc jockey, faces five charges and a maximum penalty of 48 years in prison for allegedly sending the bombs sent to targets including former President Barack Obama, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, other prominent political figures as well as CNN.

Sayoc, who lived in a white van festooned with right-wing political images supporting Trump and lambasting his critics, will be transferred to New York to face charges. Details on when he will be transferred were not immediately known.

(Additional reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Editing by David Gregorio and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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