Sentence FALN terrorist to 55 years in jail

CHICAGO -- A federal judge Tuesday sentenced convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera to 55 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Thomas R. McMillen called Lopez-Rivera an 'incorrigible law violator.'


Lopez-Rivera, 37, was convicted by a jury July 24 of seditious conspiracy, armed robbery and a variety of other charges stemming from a string of 28 bombings and other terrorist acts.

Lopez-Rivera, arrested in late May near the Glenview Naval Air Station, admitted committing every act for which he was charged, but declared himself a political prisoner and refused to take part in most of his trial.

His lawyer, Michael Deutsch, objected to the sentencing, saying few members of his client's family were notified in time to get to the courtroom.

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