US Attorney: NC man had gun silencer, planned federal attack
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Attorney in North Carolina announced a man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for reportedly planning to shoot into Raleigh’s federal building.
U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin announced the sentencing of 56-yearold Bobby John Kobito on Tuesday.
A March indictment revealed Kobito told a confidential informant he believed federal authorities in Raleigh were “spying on everybody,” and had alluded to wanting to target federal departments.
Authorities were altered to Kobito last January when he visited a Raleigh mosque. The FBI informant later contacted Kobito and Kobito told the informant he was doing “hardcore recon” there.
Kobito also said he’d built his own gun silencer. Later, at a Burlington gun range, Kobito reportedly discussed targeting federal departments.
Authorities found two unregistered silencers at Kobito’s home in October.