- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A man who threatened to bomb federal courthouses in Missoula and Billings over what he said was an unpaid debt has been sentenced to 34 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/11pNZsR ) 65-year-old Michael Lewis Andrews, of Billings, was sentenced Wednesday for maliciously conveying false information and hoaxes.

Prosecutors say Andrews used an alias April 23 when he called the KPAX-TV station in Missoula three times and told reporters he was going to bomb the courthouses if an acquaintance didn’t pay him the $692 he owed him.

He told reporters to call the FBI, which they did. Prosecutors say Andrews also twice called the FBI from pay phones in downtown Missoula making the same threats.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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