Long Island man convicted in Home Depot pipe bomb plot

June 18, 2013 4:58:09 AM PDT
A former Home Depot handyman from Long Island was convicted Monday of trying to extort $2 million from the company.

Daniel Sheehan, of Deer Park, was convicted by a federal jury and faces 30 years in prison. He had been charged with attempted extortion and the use of a destructive device.

Prosecutors say Sheehan sent an anonymous letter to the manager of a Home Depot store in Huntington last October. The letter said a bomb had been planted there.

Authorities later found a device and detonated it.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old Sheehan later threatened to set off three more bombs on Black Friday if he didn't get $2 million.

Sheehan's defense attorney denied that the device left in the Huntington store was dangerous.