US Army veteran sentenced to 25 years for 2019 terror plot in Long Beach
29- year-old Mark Steven Domingo was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for plotting to bomb a white supremacist rally in Long Beach's Bluff Park back in 2019.
State of play:
Domingo was convicted in August for providing material support to terrorists and attempting the use of a weapon of mass destruction as he planned to bomb a rally in retaliation to the mass shooting of two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people.
"Domingo selected the Long Beach rally as his target and, in April 2019, drove his confederate and the undercover officer to Long Beach to scout the location he planned to attack," the US Attorney's office says.
In the press release, Domingo considered "targeting Jewish people, churches, and police officers."
According to the criminal complaint, Domingo said, “America needs another Vegas event," referencing the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
What they're saying:
The FBI says they placed an undercover officer and an informant with Domingo and was arrested after the undercover officer provided two fake bombs.
The US Attorney's office says Domingo "purchased and provided to the confederate and the bomb-maker... several hundred 3½-inch nails to be used as shrapnel for the bombs," according to the release.