MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man accused of making a false Mall of America bomb threat has pleaded guilty.
Vincent Togbe Konney, 62, of Richfield entered the plea in federal court Wednesday.READ MORE: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago
According to court documents, on Aug. 13, 2018, Konney wrote a letter falsely accusing his wife of being part of a plot to bomb the Mall of America.
Officials say Konney sent the letter to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services under a fake name. The act was in retaliation against his wife who was in the naturalization process at the time.READ MORE: 'It's Bizarre': Southern Minnesota Ghost Town Still Attracting Summer Visitors
In the letter, Konney claimed that he overheard two women discussing the plot while riding a bus. Konney then went on to attest that one woman had accidentally dropped her Social Security Card and her Permanent Resident Card.
Officials say Konney enclosed a photocopy of his wife’s real Permanent Resident Card and urged the government to halt a “terroristic threat” by deporting his wife.MORE NEWS: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago: 'This Is Just Another Step Forward'
No sentencing date was immediately scheduled.