White supremacist gets 40 years in Ariz. bombing

1:03 AM, May 23, 2012   |    comments
Dennis Mahon, white supremacist convicted in a 2004 bombing that injured a black city official in suburban Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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PHOENIX (AP) - A white supremacist has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in a 2004 bombing that wounded a black city official in suburban Phoenix.

A jury earlier found 61-year-old Dennis Mahon guilty of three federal charges stemming from the package bomb that injured Don Logan, who is black and was Scottsdale's diversity director at the time.

Jurors stopped short of finding Mahon guilty of a hate crime after a six-week trial that included dramatic testimony from Logan and a government informant dubbed a "trailer park Mata Hari" by defense attorneys.

U.S. District Judge David Campbell says the bombing was "an act of domestic terrorism."

Prosecutors argued Mahon and his twin brother, Daniel, bombed Logan on behalf of a group called the White Aryan Resistance.

Daniel Mahon was acquitted of the only charge he faced, while Dennis Mahon maintains his innocence.

Associated Press

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