The Associated Press reports:
A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. A notice entered on the docket in the case of Cesar Sayoc shows that a hearing has been scheduled Thursday at the federal court in Manhattan for him to change his plea. The entry was made public Friday but was set following a phone conference between prosecutors, Sayoc’s lawyers and the judge on Wednesday.
Without a plea deal, Sayoc, 56, faced charges carrying a potential penalty of mandatory life in prison. The court filing didn’t indicate which charge or charges the plea would involve. Authorities say he targeted numerous Democrats, including former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the billionaire George Soros, former President Barack Obama and CNN, heightening tensions before midterm elections.