Michael Finton

Charge Date: Wed Oct. 7, 2009
Investigation Type(s):Agent Provocateur, Informant, Sting
Charges:Killing Americans abroad, Murder/attempted murder of US officials
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Killing Americans abroad
Alleged Affiliation: None

An undercover FBI agent provided Finton with a van he believed contained a bomb. He parked the van in front of the federal building in Springfield, Illinois, and called a phone number he believed would detonate the bomb. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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Image credit: Illinois Department of Corrections

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