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4th defendant faces sentencing in Ohio bomb plot

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A fourth defendant faces sentencing in a failed bridge bombing plot in northeast Ohio, a day after three co-defendants received prison terms of eight to 11 years.

An attorney for Anthony Hayne, 35, asked for a delay to study Tuesday’s sentences, but U.S. District Judge David Dowd in Akron said no.

Hayne, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty in a plea deal seeking leniency. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday. The three co-defendants pleaded guilty later but without plea deals.

The three sentenced Tuesday, including the alleged ring leader, plan to appeal their sentences. Their attorneys had argued for sentences in the five-year range.

A fifth co-defendant is undergoing a psychiatric exam at a federal prison outside Boston.

The FBI said no one was ever in any danger. The device was a dud provided by an FBI informant.

The suspects are described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists who acted out of anger against corporate America and the government. The defense attorney has called the investigation a case of entrapment, with the informant guiding the way.