- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has been sentenced to almost 3 years in federal prison for calling in a fake bomb threat to a synagogue.

Dante Phearse, who received a 33-month prison term Monday, could have received up to 30 years in prison for making the threat.

Phearse, who’s 33, pleaded guilty April 28 to a civil rights violation by threatening to bomb the Congregation Beth Israel in Houston and by making the threat by telephone.

Authorities say a caller in April 2013 left a threatening voice message at the synagogue, saying it would be bombed the following month. Prosecutors say the message referred to minorities, terrorists and Satanic groups.

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