- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 625-pound western Michigan man has been sentenced to at least a year-and-a-half in prison for a fake bomb threat.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/15xuksI) a Kent County judge on Friday ordered 44-year-old Jeffery Klein to spend between 18 months and four years in prison. He pleaded guilty via video from jail this month to making a 2012 bomb threat to a mobile home park where he lived.

A judge ruled in September that Klein could plead guilty via the Internet from home because Klein argued he was too large to go to court. Police arrested him Jan. 1 for driving on a suspended license.

Klein urged Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber to free him with time served and probation. The judge says Klein possessed a “sadistic desire for revenge.”


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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