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2 face sentencing in plot to attack Muslim community

August 12, 2019 01:44 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Sentencing for two of the four men who admitted to plotting to attack a Muslim community has been adjourned again.

Andrew Crysel and Brian Colaneri were previously scheduled to appear at the Hall of Justice Monday morning. They are now expected to be sentenced Friday, Aug. 16.

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Investigators say Crysel and Colaneri, along with Vincent Vetromile and Nicholas Pheilshifter, planned the attack on Muslims in the community of Islamberg near Binghamton. FBI agents say at least one of the bombs found was functional.

Vetromile pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Colaneri and Crysel pleaded guilty to conspiracy.  

Crysel, Colaneri, and Vetromile all face up to 12 years in prison.

Pheilshifter pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism.  He is expected to be sentenced to seven years in prison with five years post-release supervision on Aug. 26. 

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