Man Who Blew Up Transformer Sentenced

Man Who Blew Up Transformer Sentenced

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(KSL News) -- The man who blew up a Utah Power transformer on the last day of the Olympics is now facing prison time.

A federal judge sentenced Vince Rogers to serve four years. On February 24th 2002 Rogers detonated a bomb in a substation of Utah Power, that caused a power outage and several refineries to flare up.

Rogers worked for Utah Power and set off the explosion to get back at his employer.

Wally Bugden, Defense Attorney: "He's doing all right, but he's been locked up for five months. He's going to face a 48 months sentence; that's four years. But this was an incredibly stupid and dangerous thing he did. This was very bad behavior and he's being punished for it."

In addition to prison time, Rogers is also ordered to pay 25 thousand dollars in restitution to Utah Power, and undergo anger management classes

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