Chicago Man Convicted of Mailing Bomb Threat to Jewish School

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Mohammad Alkaramla, 26, of Chicago, was convicted last Tuesday of mailing a bomb threat to a Jewish school in Chicago in late 2008 after a two-day bench trial before Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer in U.S. District Court. Judge Pallmeyer revoked bond for Alkaramla and ordered him detained pending sentencing, which was scheduled for Sept. 29. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Alkaramla was arrested in March 2009 for mailing a threat use an explosive to kill, injure, and intimidate individuals and damage and destroy a building and other property. The letter was addressed to numerous rabbis and leaders in the Jewish community and mailed to the Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago.

The case was investigated by the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Kartik Raman and Meghan Morrissey.