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Woman pleads guilty to LA airport bomb hoax

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Southern California woman who called in a bomb threat to keep her husband from boarding a plane at Los Angeles International Airport has pleaded guilty to a federal crime.

City News Service says 50-year-old Johnna Woolfolk of Lynwood entered the plea Thursday to a felony charge of conveying false and misleading information.

She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she’s sentenced in April.

Woolfolk admitted to the FBI that she phoned AirTran Airways last November and said her husband was carrying a bomb to an Atlanta-bound flight. The FBI questioned him and he missed the flight.

Woolfolk said she made the call because the couple had fought and she thought her husband was going to see another woman.

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