Harvard Student Makes Appearance On Bomb Hoax Charges

4:11 PM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON -- A Harvard University student accused of making bomb threats to get out of a final exam has made a brief appearance in federal court in Boston.

A federal magistrate judge said Wednesday that 20-year-old Eldo Kim is charged with making a bomb hoax. If convicted he faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Kim had two attorneys with him but did not enter a plea. He is due back in court later Wednesday so prosecutors can ask the judge to hold him without bail at least until a detention hearing can be scheduled. However, prosecutors and his attorneys are talking about other alternatives.

Kim, wearing a gray T-shirt and sweatpants, appeared somber as he stood before the judge.

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