JCC bomb threats suspect offered his services on dark net – court docs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US authorities say an Israeli-American teen charged with threatening to bomb Jewish community centers and schools across the United States had offered to sell his threat-making services through an online black market.

Recently unsealed court documents link the teenager, whose name is barred from publication in Israel by court order, to a posting on the now-shuttered illicit marketplace AlphaBay advertising a “School Email Bomb Threat Service.” The poster offered to send customized threats to schools for $30, plus a surcharge if the buyer sought to have someone framed.

Authorities say the teenager made 245 threatening calls, mostly to community centers and schools, from January to March, using an online calling service that disguised his voice and allowed him to hide his identity. The threats led to evacuations, sent a chill through Jewish communities and raised fears of rising anti-Semitism.

He was arrested in March in Israel and…

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