Florida Man Sentenced in Bomb Plot

  • July 12, 2004

Right-wing extremist Stephen John Jordi has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after being convicted for plotting to blow up gay bars, abortion clinics and churches.  Authorities say Jordi had hoped to emulate alleged bomber Eric Rudolph after the latter's May 2003 arrest.

The sentence was handed down on July 8, 2004, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by U.S. District Judge James Cohn.  Judge Cohn rejected prosecutors' request that Jordi be sentenced under a federal terrorism law and instead gave Jordi the minimum penalty.