CDC Employees Sentenced for Bogus Bomb Threat

     In April of 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta received a telephone call from a caller with a blocked telephone number, who identified himself as a former employee of the CDC who had been fired and stated that a bomb had been placed in the CDC building. The DeKalb County Police Department were called and searched the building, but no explosive devices were found. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed the former employee, but determined that he had not made the call. However, their investigation led them to Quantavious Greene and Elijah Chandler, contract employees of the CDC. Greene and Chandler initially gave false statements to the agents, but Greene subsequently confessed that he had made the call on Chandler's urging so that Chandler could leave work early.
    Greene and Chandler were charged with aiding and abetting one another in making the false bomb threat. Greene pled guilty to the charge in November of last year, and Chandler followed suit in January of this year. They were sentenced this week by United States District Judge Orinda D. Evans to 4 and 6 months imprisonment respectively, followed by 3 years probation.
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