George Djura Jakubec of San Diego County, CA, pleaded guilty Monday to two charges of armed robbery, after officials agreed to drop the other five counts against him, as long as he admitted in court to possessing explosives and bomb-making materials in home.
According to the Associated Press:
As part of the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss five other charges against Jakubec, including one count of possessing explosive devices and one count of illegally manufacturing explosives.
But he admitted in court to possessing explosives and the materials to make them, as well as to committing two additional bank robberies, while verifying the plea agreement before U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.
Jakubec faces up to 30 years in federal prison.
In November, San Diego County authorities began investigating the alleged home “bomb factory” of Jakubec, as they called it. Deputy District Attorney Terri Perez described it as the “largest quantity of this type of homemade explosives found in one location in the history of the United States.”
Authorities were forced to suspend their activities because the materials in Jakubec’s home, which allegedly consisted of at least nine pounds of explosives, were deemed too volatile to continue investigating. They eventually burned his house down to destroy the remaining explosives.
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