MTU Firebomber Sentencing Monday

The man who admitted to trying to firebomb the Michigan Tech campus in 2001 will get his sentence Monday.

27-year-old Ian Wallace pleaded guilty back in October.

He’ll be sentenced in federal court in Marquette.

Wallace is now a grad student in New York state at Stony Brook University.

But he was once a member of the Earth Liberation Front, a group the FBI has classified as eco-terrorists.

He told federal prosecutors that in November 2001, he was 1 of 2 people who placed homemade firebombs outside 2 buildings at Michigan Tech’s Forestry Center.

But the timers on the bombs failed.

Wallace could face up to 10 years in prison.

But prosecutors are recommending less than 6 years.

He helped authorities crack a different case in Rhinelander, Wisconsin from 2000.

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