By Joel Rosenblatt
Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Kevin William Harpham, a 37-year-old white supremacist, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for placing an explosive device near the site of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington.
Harpham was charged in March with planting the bomb near a unity march held on Jan. 17, the U.S. Justice Department said today in an e-mailed statement. The device didn’t explode and no one was hurt.
In September, Harpham, who admitted to being a white supremacist, pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempted injury with an explosive, according to the statement.
Harpham’s lawyer, Kailey Moran of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on the sentence.
The case is U.S. v. Harpham, 11-cr-42, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (Spokane).