Pipe Bomb Suspect Scheduled For Court Hearing


Sayoc agreed on Friday to have his case moved to NY.

Cesar Sayoc was arrested on October 26 in Fort Lauderdale and agreed in a Florida court appearance last week to be transferred to NY to face five criminal charges.

Madeline Sayoc, in a letter sent by her attorney to ABC News, described being "shocked" and "confused" when she awoke from surgery last week and was told her 56-year-old son was accused of the attacks.

Sayoc was being transferred from federal custody in Florida and was expected to arrive in NY ahead of a Tuesday court hearing. He wore navy blue jail scrubs and a gray pony tail.

Cesar Sayoc is scheduled to appear at 10am before US Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger, according to a letter yesterday from the US Department of Justice.

Prosecutors said Sayoc "used mailing materials almost identical to the other 15 packages, including the same type of envelope, address format and stamps" on this package.

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Sayoc's lawyer, Sarah Baumgartel, didn't fight the request and may make an application for bail at a later date.

Sayoc, from Aventura, Florida, faces almost 50 years in prison if convicted on five federal charges.

Sayoc has been accused of mailing 16 pipe bombs, some of which were sent to former president's Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, billionaire financier George Soros and CNN.

He appeared in court last week in Miami, where he had not yet entered a plea to charges of five federal crimes - interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications, and assaulting current and former federal officers. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. He also posted videos of himself at Trump rallies in 2016.

None of the devices exploded and no one was injured when the packages were intercepted en route to their targets, but the authorities at the time did not hesitate to label the episodes a campaign of terrorism. Cory Booker. Packages were also mailed to CNN in NY and Atlanta.

The explosive devices were sent through the mail and Sayoc was tracked down based on fingerprint and possible DNA evidence, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.