15-year sentence for plotting San Francisco Pier 39 attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who plotted a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39 will receive a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty in a federal case.
Everitt Aaron Jameson pled guilty Monday to attempting to aid a terrorist organization under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors say Jameson, a former tow-truck driver from Modesto, California, told undercover federal agents that he planned to use pipe bombs to channel victims into part of the popular tourist destination so he could shoot them.
Prosecutors are dropping a second charge of distributing bomb-making information under the plea agreement.
Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Defense attorney Charles Lee says his client was having second thoughts and didn’t actually take steps to carry out the plot.