COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana National Guardsman who had homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was pulled over in Ohio has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski (boh-guhs-LAW’-skee) had nine unregistered bombs and four devices that could be converted into bombs when he was stopped for speeding in January. He pleaded guilty in April.
Prosecutors had sought a four-year sentence. Defense attorney Steve Nolder says the shorter sentence indicates the judge found the 44-year-old Boguslawski had no malevolent intent.
Nolder previously said his client played the role of an enemy fighter when he helped train troops departing for war zones and wanted to make the job as real as possible.
The court also ordered Boguslawski to remain under court supervision for three years following his release.