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Man get 25-year sentence for Md. terror plot

(CBS/AP) BALTIMORE - A Maryland man who said he wanted to wage jihad against the United States has been sentenced for plotting to bomb a military recruiting center.

Antonio Martinez, 22, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to 25 years in prison.

Prosecutors said he armed a fake bomb in a vehicle he parked in front of a Catonsville recruiting center in December 2010.

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They say he then went to a vantage point and used what he thought was a detonator when an undercover agent told him soldiers were in the building.

CBS Station WJZ reports an informant tipped off the FBI after reading radical posts on Martinez's Facebook page. Secretly recorded conversations exposed the naturalized citizen's anger against the government.

Martinez pleaded guilty in January, dropping his defense that the government tried to illegally trap him and accepting a plea deal.

During Friday's sentencing, Martinez gave a lengthy statement to the judge renouncing terrorism.

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