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Arizona man gets more prison time in explosives case

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man already serving a 12-year sentence for using
a chemical weapon on a dissatisfied customer of his power-washing business has
been sentenced to more prison time.

Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Todd Russell Fries has been sentenced to a
60-month prison term, with 20 months to be served consecutive with his previous
151-month sentence.

A federal jury in August found Fries guilty on two counts of possession of
unregistered explosive devices.

Agents served a search warrant at Fries’ home in 2011 and found 24 explosive
devices in a bedroom.

Fries was convicted in October 2012 of the chemical weapons charges, which
stemmed from a 2009 incident.

He was accused of placing a chlorine chemical device at the home of a former
client with whom he had a billing dispute.


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