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Long Island man convicted in Home Depot pipe bomb plot
CENTRAL ISLIP -- A former Home Depot handyman from Long Island was convicted Monday of trying to extort $2 million from the company.
Daniel Sheehan, of Deer Park, was convicted by a federal jury and faces 30 years in prison. He had been charged with attempted extortion and the use of a destructive device.
Prosecutors say Sheehan sent an anonymous letter to the manager of a Home Depot store in Huntington last October. The letter said a bomb had been planted there.
Authorities later found a device and detonated it.
Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Sheehan later threatened to set off three more bombs on Black Friday if he didn't get $2 million.
Sheehan's defense attorney denied that the device left in the Huntington store was dangerous.
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