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: CDC Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions Of Seniors, Some Others (CBS News)
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: 'Farming Is A Gamble': Some Minnesota Pumpkin, Apple Farms Seeing Smaller Yields Amid Drought
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: BCA: 14-Year-Old Missing From Willmar Group Home Found Safe In Idaho
No sentencing date was immediately scheduled.