Man admits threatening nuclear plant

Published 11:35 pm Friday, September 26, 2008

MONTGOMERY – A Cottonwood man will be sentenced in December for threatening to drive a car bomb into the Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan.

U.S. Attorney Leura Canary said Anthony Paul Vincze pleaded guilty to a single count of using a telephone to make a threat to damage or destroy a building with fire or explosives.

Vincze made the threat on Feb. 18. Canary said Friday the 44-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Dec. 16.

The Farley Nuclear Plant in southeast Alabama is part of the Atlanta-based Southern Co.