Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dumb Criminals - Part 14

The story of Paul Cortina of Somers, NY is one where a dumb criminal and their activities come full circle.

Paul Cortina wanted to protest the government's "illegal surveillance'' and instead of writing a nutty letter to AMNY like most local crazies, he went a more direct route and emailed the Associated Press claiming to have built "a bomb to protest the government's involvement in illegal surveillance".

Cortina used the internet to find instructions on how to build his "bomb" which did not contain any explosives. He was kind enough to include his name and phone number in the email, which the AP forwarded on to the FBI.

Following his arrest, Mr. Cortina faces 5 years in prison, has to stay clear of the internet, and is now subject to electronic monitoring.

(Source - 1010 WINS)

Previous Entries
Dumb Criminals Part 1
Dumb Criminals Part 2
Dumb Criminals Part 3
Dumb Criminals Part 4
Dumb Criminals Part 5
Dumb Criminals Part 6
Dumb Criminals Part 7
Dumb Criminals Part 8
Dumb Criminals Part 9
Dumb Criminals Part 10
Dumb Criminals Part 11
Dumb Criminals Part 12
Dumb Criminals Part 13