A western Pennsylvania man whom authorities called a "homegrown, radical extremist" was sentenced Tuesday to 8 ½ years in prison for helping lead an Internet forum that promoted terrorist attacks against American military and civilian targets.
The sentence for Emerson Begolly, 24, formerly of Redbank Township, also includes time for having a concealed gun and biting an FBI agent when he was arrested in 2011.
Begolly apologized for his posts and disavowed his stated beliefs, telling the judge his comments were "completely reckless. No good would have come from making such comments."
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