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So-Called "Lone Wolf" Gets 16 Years in NYC Bomb Plot

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A Manhattan man was sentenced to 16 years behind bars Tuesday in connection with a plot to set off pipe bombs in the city.

Jose Pimentel, 29, was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision during his court appearance in Lower Manhattan.

He pleaded guilty last month.

The sentence was part of a plea deal.

If the case had gone to trial he could have gotten 15 years to life.

Prosecutors said Pimentel, a so-called "lone wolf" terror suspect, wanted to avenge the death of an American-born Muslim cleric killed by a U.S. drone.

He was arrested in November of 2011 before he was able to make any actual bombs.

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