Pipe bombs suspect Cesar Sayoc held without bail in NY

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Sayoc faces almost 50 years in prison if convicted on five federal charges that were filed in NY because some of the devices were recovered there.

When U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger asked him if he understood his rights as explained to him, Sayoc responded: "Yes, sir, a hundred percent".

The former stripper and pizza delivery driver was arrested on October 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and charged with five federal crimes.

Packages were sent to Barack and Michelle Obama's Washington, DC, home and to Hillary Clinton at her upstate NY home in Chappaqua that the former secretary of state and presidential candidate shares with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.

Sayoc will be transferred to NY to stand trial and face federal charges, as per an order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres, according to USA Today.

None of the bombs exploded and no one was injured.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Kim, said he posed "a serious risk of danger to the public" and described him as "a flight risk". Sayoc was charged with the mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers, according to The Independent.

The suspect was living in a van plastered with pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers when he was arrested at an auto store in Plantation, Florida. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen.

Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, appeared in federal court in Miami last week, but did not speak as his attorneys waived his detention hearing. Cory Booker. Packages were also mailed to CNN in NY and Atlanta.

Prosecutors say the most recent crude bomb was recovered Friday in California, addressed to the liberal activist Tom Steyer.

Sayoc's mother, Madeline Sayoc, sent a letter to ABC News that was published Sunday, stating he has struggled with mental health for much of his life.

"Although the Government's investigation is ongoing, the evidence gathered to date demonstrates the dangerousness of the defendant and creates significant incentives for him to flee", prosecutors wrote.