Man To Plead Guilty In Dolphin Mall Bomb Plot Case

A Honduran man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday in a plot to detonate a bomb in a Florida mall food court in support of the Islamic State extremist group.

A plea hearing in Miami federal court for 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano is scheduled to take place. 

Court documents indicate Solano will plead guilty to a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

The FBI says Solano wanted to detonate a bomb last October at the Dolphin Mall near Miami, but was actually working with undercover FBI operatives who gave him a fake bomb before his arrest.

Despite Solano's claims of Islamic State sympathies, the FBI says no direct links to terrorist groups were found.

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