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Man indicted for threat against FEMA

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 43-year-old New Orleans man has been accused of threatening to blow up a FEMA facility and now faces 10 years in prison.

On Friday, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said a federal grand jury indicted Anthony Tucker Mendoza on one count of threatening to destroy a FEMA facility with explosives.

Federal prosecutors allege Mendoza called a Federal Emergency Management Agency call center on Sept. 5 and said he was going to blow up a FEMA facility on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans. He allegedly told investigators he was angry over what a FEMA inspector's determination about what kind of disaster aid he could get for his home after Hurricane Isaac.

He faces 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

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