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Man sentenced to six months for NBA office bomb threats

Nov 9, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT

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One year ago in July, Jose Quesada was arrested for calling in bomb threats to the NBA league offices in New Jersey (where he had been a security guard). He later pled guilty.

Tuesday he was sentenced, according to the Jersey Journal at NJ.com (via Eye on Basketball).

An Elizabeth man who formerly worked for the NBA in Secaucus was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home detention for making several phony bomb threats to the NBA office.

Jose Quesada, 20, pleaded guilty to making several calls to the NBA Properties office on 100 Plaza Davis from his cell phone over a two-day period in July 2010, according to federal officials. Quesada left voicemail messages saying he “put a bomb outside” the office and planned to “kill all the NBA,” officials said.

There were no bombs (although the buildings did have to be evacuated and searched). Quesada called the threats in from his own cell phone, which made him pretty easy to catch.

There is no motive known, but see the part about calling these in from his cell phone and you start to realize this guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  1. silverdeer - Nov 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    I can’t believe that this guy got convicted for something like that. The owners and the NBPA have actually already blown up a significant part of the season over their greed. If you want to arrest someone, start with the negotiating teams.

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Nov 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    So he called from his own cell phone……… hey Jose it would have been just as stealthy if you showed up in person to deliver these messages.

  3. poorlittlepinkus - Nov 9, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Why is it these half-wits get any publicity at all.
    I guess in his addled mind he saw 600 players, owners and staff huddled in the basement. LOL!

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