- Associated Press - Saturday, September 13, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A Dec. 1 sentencing date has been set for an Oklahoma man convicted on federal charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

A jury convicted Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, on charges of making a threat by means of explosive material, transportation of explosive material, mailing an injurious item and possession of explosive materials by felon.

Prosecutors say Shrader wasn’t motivated by animosity toward Arpaio and instead sent the package in hopes of framing a former partner in a financial-trading books business.

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

Authorities say the relative told them that she saw Shrader place the parcel into the mailbox while wearing surgical gloves.

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