Coolidge Man Indicted in Casa Grande Bombing
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 07, 2012|
PHOENIX—On December 5, 2012, a federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a two-count indictment against Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 46, of Coolidge, Arizona, for malicious damage to federal property by means of fire and explosives and felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that Aldosary maliciously damaged by fire and explosives a building located in Casa Grande, Arizona that was leased to the United States Social Security Administration. The indictment further alleges that Aldosary possessed a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense in the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Aldosary is scheduled to be arraigned in federal district court in Phoenix on December 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven P. Logan. He is being detained pending trial.
A conviction for malicious damage to federal property by means of fire and explosives carries a minimum penalty of seven years and a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. A conviction for felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
An indictment is simply a method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, with investigative support from the ATF, the Federal Protective Service, the Office of the Inspector General-Social Security Administration, the Coolidge Police Department, the Casa Grande Police Department, and the Phoenix Police Department. The prosecution is being conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Pimsner, District of Arizona, Phoenix.