Idaho Falls Man Opposes Terrorism Enhancement

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0  Updated at 9:10 am, February 19th, 2014 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man accused of firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House in 2011 doesn’t want a “terrorism enhancement” applied to his case.  The attorneys representing Oscar Ortega-Hernandez claim the additional charges are unconstitutional, in spite of their client recently accepting terrorism charges as part of a plea deal. The lawyers compared their client’s case to that of Joseph Reel, who only received three years in prison for deliberately crashing his Jeep into a Secret Service guard booth last June. Federal prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez could spend more than 25 years in prison