NEW ORLEANS — A 43-year-old New Orleans man has been accused of threatening to blow up a FEMA facility and now faces 10 years in prison.
On Friday, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said a federal grand jury indicted Anthony Tucker Mendoza on one count of threatening to destroy a FEMA facility with explosives.
Federal prosecutors allege Mendoza called a Federal Emergency Management Agency call center on Sept. 5 and said he was going to blow up a FEMA facility on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans.
He allegedly told investigators he was angry over a FEMA inspector’s determination about what kind of disaster aid he could get for his home after Hurricane Isaac.
He faces 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.