Mobster’s sentence reduced for tip on Oklahoma City bombing

Ponca City Now - January 6, 2016 9:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York judge has reduced the sentence of a convicted mobster credited with providing the FBI information about hidden explosives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing plot.

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman issued the ruling Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn.

The decision shaves 10 years off the 40-year term being served by Gregory Scarpa Jr. for racketeering. He’d now be eligible for release in 2025, but court papers say he could die before that because of cancer.

Scarpa and Terry Nichols were serving time together in 2005 when Scarpa told the FBI there was a secret cache of explosives still available to Nichols’ associates.

Nichols is serving a life sentence for planning the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building with Timothy McVeigh. The bombing killed 168 people. McVeigh was executed.

 

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