A 50-year-old Houston man has been arrested on charges that he attempted to transport explosives for the purpose of injury or destruction of property, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI.
Cary Lee Ogborn is charged with attempting to transport explosives with the intent that those explosives be used to kill, injure, or intimidate any individual or to damage or destroy a vehicle or building. He was arrested late Friday after picking up a package he believed contained such explosives. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy at 2:00 p.m. today.
The criminal complaint, filed upon his arrest, alleges Ogborn initiated an anonymous online order of explosive materials on a network of computers designed to conceal his true IP address. Ogborn allegedly went to an online marketplace that enables vendors and users to conduct anonymous transactions involving the sale of illegal goods.
Beginning on or around Aug. 20, 2016, Ogborn allegedly sent a private message via this network seeking items he intended to use to cause the explosion of a building. According to the complaint, Ogborn continued to communicate with someone he believed was a vendor, but whom was actually an undercover FBI employee.
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