Man accused in San Francisco terror plot sentenced to 15 years

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A man who told undercover agents that he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at a popular San Francisco tourist attraction has been handed a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty in a federal case. (KGO-TV)

A man who told undercover agents that he wanted to carry out a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at a popular San Francisco tourist attraction has been handed a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty in a federal case.

MORE: California man planned ISIS-inspired Christmas terror attack on San Francisco's Pier 39, FBI says
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Officials say they've arrested a California man who was planning a possible Christmas terror attack in San Francisco.



Everitt Aaron Jameson pleaded guilty in June to attempting to aid a terrorist organization under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Jameson, a former tow-truck driver from Modesto, California, told the undercover federal agents that he planned to use pipe bombs to channel victims into part of Pier 39 so he could shoot them.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Defense attorney Charles Lee said his client was having second thoughts and didn't actually take steps to carry out the plot.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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