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Ex-Reporter Sentenced To Five Years In Prison for JCC Bomb Threats

Juan Thompson, the former journalist who bombarded Jewish community centers with fake bomb threats in a revenge plot against an ex-girlfriend, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison.

In a New York federal court, the judge called Thompson’s crimes “domestic terrorism,” the New York Post reported.

“This is domestic terror in the literal sense,” his one-time girlfriend Francesca Rossi said in court. “Juan devoted over an entire year to destroying my life,” she said, describing how Thompson made more than a dozen bomb threats in her name.

Thompson was previously fired from the investigative website Intercept for fabricating quotes.

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