Defendants accused of attempted domestic terrorism were sentenced

On April 30 an undercover operation was executed to prevent what is commonly referred to as domestic terrorism. Four men have been convicted of the crime associated with the above operation.

Authorities say Douglas Wright was the suspected ringleader of the attempted attack. Wright and co-conspirators admitted their plan to remotely detonate improvised devices containing C-4 explosives on the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge. Authorities say defendants had considered various targets and ultimately chose to target the bridge connecting Brecksville and Sagamore Hills in Ohio, which is located near Cleveland.

The defendants pleaded guilty in September to charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

One of the defendants who calls himself “Cyco” received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a failed attempt to blow up an Ohio bridge. Another two defendants received 8-9 years in prison and the remaining defendant is scheduled to be sentenced.

The sentences were announced in federal court in Akron, Ohio.