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Thu December 13, 2012
RI Man Sentenced for Threatening CT Company
A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening to bomb a Connecticut company.
Shaneel Jain of Cumberland was sentenced Thursday in Hartford federal court. He also received one year of supervised release and three months home confinement
A jury found Jain guilty in July of making a bomb threat against Wallingford-based Z-Medica Corp., which makes a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding. A bomb was not found.
Jain made telephone calls from India in 2010 threatening to bomb Z-Medica within 24 hours and said he was a terrorist. Jain was involved in a lawsuit with Z-Medica based on their previous business relationship.
Z-Medica used private security for weeks and canceled shifts, delaying an order.
Jain's attorney says it was aberrant behavior and his client is remorseful.
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