A Houston man faces up to 30 years in prison for calling in a fake bomb threat to a synagogue.
Prosecutors in Houston say 33-year-old Dante Phearse pleaded guilty Monday to a civil rights violation by threatening to bomb a synagogue and by making a telephone bomb threat.
A caller last April left a threatening voice message at Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, saying the religious center would be bombed the following month. Prosecutors say the message referred to minorities, terrorists and Satanic groups.
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Phearse, who'll be sentenced this summer, faces up to 20 years in prison for the civil rights violation and a maximum 10 years for making bomb threats over the phone.