Feds Seek Stiff Sentence for RNC Bomb Maker

Staff Report
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Federal prosecutors are seeking a stiff sentence for a Texas man convicted of making fire bombs for the Republican National Convention last summer.

A federal prosecutor in Minneapolis on Monday filed documents saying 23-year-old Bradley Neal Crowder of Austin should get between 37 and 46 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Paulsen says Crowder "certainly did not play a minor role" and should get a sentence on the high end of the federal guidelines.

Crowder's attorney, Andrew Mohring, has said Crowder played a minor role and should get no more than 37 months in prison and as few as 30 months.

No sentencing date has been set.

Paulsen says Crowder and his co-defendant built the bombs to retaliate against police for seizing their homemade riot shields.