TULSA, Oklahoma -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa released a statement on Friday in which the former director of a Tulsa abortion clinic admits to calling in a false bomb scare.
Former Reproductive Services Director Linda Meek pleaded guilty on Thursday to providing false or misleading information in reporting a bomb scare at the Tulsa abortion clinic.
Meek is scheduled for sentencing January 7, 2011, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Tulsa.
Her statement was released of Friday:
"I, Linda Meek, purchased an "egg timer" at a local department store located here in the Northern District of Oklahoma. Subsequently, on August 13, 2010, I brought the egg timer to my place of employment, which is the Reproductive Services of Tulsa, Northern District of Oklahoma. I then set the egg timer, which created a ticking sound.
"I then placed the ticking egg timer in my trash can to create the impression or appearance there was a bomb in my trash can. I then contacted law enforcement authorities and told them there was a bomb in my trash can. My place of employment was evacuated and law enforcement authorities treated the situation as if there actually was a bomb in my trash can. When I conveyed the bomb threat to law enforcement authorities, I knew the information was false in that there was no bomb in my trash can, only a ticking egg timer."
Signed, Linda Meek
Meek faces a possible penalty of up to five years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $250,000.
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