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Man faces prison in Fla. airport primer case

May 3, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MIAMI (AP) - A man is facing a prison sentence in Miami after admitting that he illegally transported bullet primers that ignited in the cargo hold of a jetliner.

Federal sentencing guidelines call for a roughly three-year sentence for 38-year-old Orville Braham. A sentencing hearing was set for Tuesday morning.

Travel was disrupted Dec. 28 at Miami International Airport when Braham's luggage containing some 1,000 bullet primers ignited. Braham was on a Miami stopover between Boston and Jamaica when the incident happened.

Braham pleaded guilty in February to illegal transport of explosive and hazardous materials. No one was injured.

Braham's lawyer is asking for leniency, noting that Braham never intended for the primers to ignite and that Braham has never been arrested before.



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