- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has upheld a New York man’s conviction for plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device, rejecting the argument that there was no actual conspiracy with a device that never worked.

Judge Gary Sharpe, who presided at Glendon Scott Crawford’s trial in August, has refused to throw out his convictions.

Sharpe has also rejected Crawford’s argument that investigators “engaged in outrageous misconduct” by bringing the X-ray machine and entrapping him.

Crawford, who was an industrial mechanic at General Electric in Schenectady, could face 25 years to life in prison.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 15.

He was convicted of attempting to produce a deadly radiological device, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and distributing information about weapons of mass destruction.

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