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August 20, 2014

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Second Gardnerville man sentenced for lying in attempted bombing

U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben also ordered George Brian Crockett to pay a $6,000 fine.

Crockett, 53, was convicted in November of lying to a federal agent and to a federal grand jury during the investigation into the December 1995 attempting bombing of the IRS building in Reno.

Crockett's friend, Jerome Lance Keenan, was sentenced in September to two years probation and 60 days house arrest for lying to a federal agent during the same investigation.

Neither man was accused in the actual bombing attempt by Joseph Martin Bailie and Ellis Hurst.

Bailie once worked for Crockett.

Prosecutors said Crockett gave Bailie blasting caps and other types of explosives for a mining venture, then lied about Bailie's access to the materials.

Bailie was convicted by a jury last year and sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Hurst pleaded guilty, cooperated with authorities and was sentenced to 10 years.

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