NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former Wisconsin grocery clerk must serve six months in federal prison for making bogus Internet postings warning of terrorist attacks against NFL stadiums, a judge ruled Thursday.
Federal Judge Jose Linares says Jake Brahm conducted a ``sick'' hoax. The judge also ordered him Brahm to repay $26,750 incurred in extra security costs at two of the stadiums.
The 22-year-old says the postings were never meant to be taken seriously, but federal prosecutors argued he intended mischief.
Brahm pleaded guilty in February, admitting that he posted false information that so-called dirty bombs would be detonated at seven stadiums having games on Oct. 22, 2006.
Brahm had said the stadiums were in Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland, Cleveland and New York City. He admitted that the reference to New York City was intended to indicate Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., where the New York Jets played the Detroit Lions that day.
The posting added that the stadium explosions would be praised by Osama bin Laden as ``America's Hiroshima'' and spark global conflicts.
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