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Feds: St. Pete neo-Nazi gets prison in pipe bombs case

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Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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A St. Petersburg man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for selling pipe bombs to undercover agents.

Marc A. Balentine, 42, pleaded guilty Jan. 28, federal prosecutors said.

Balentine and a co-defendant met with undercover agents and a confidential informant to discuss potential crimes, according to court documents. The informant and agents asked Balentine if he could provide them with pipe bombs.

Balentine eventually provided the agents with five bombs "capable of causing serious physical injury or death," documents state.

Prosecutors said Balentine is a member of a white supremacist gang known as European Kindred, which originated in Oregon prisons.

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