- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff.

The sentencing hearing for Gregory Lynn Shrader began Monday, but his punishment won’t be imposed until Tuesday.

The Jay, Oklahoma, man was convicted in September on charges of making a threat by means of explosive material, transporting explosive material, mailing an injurious item and possession of explosive materials by a felon.

Authorities say Shrader wasn’t motivated by animosity toward Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and instead sent the package in hopes of framing his former partner in a financial trading books business.

Investigators say Shrader drove with a relative from Oklahoma to Arizona in April 2013 to put the bomb in the collection-box unit in Flagstaff.

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