Man From Ireland Charged In Pitt Bomb Threat Case

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

A federal grand jury today returned two indictments charging a resident of Dublin, Ireland, with emailing bomb threats targeting the University of Pittsburgh, three federal courthouses and a federal officer.

One indictment charges Adam Stuart Busby, 64, of Dublin, with 17 counts of wire fraud, 16 counts of maliciously conveying false information and two counts of international extortion.

A separate four-count indictment charges Mr. Busby with, on June 20 and 21, maliciously conveying false information through the Internet claiming bombs had been placed at federal courthouses in Pittsburgh, Erie and Johnstown.

Mr. Busby was also charged with threatening U.S. Attorney David Hickton as he performed duties in his official capacity.

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