ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man Party rental vienna va USA who used to be a student at Old Dominion University was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that involved multiple swatting attacks.
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The attacks targeted ODU, journalists, an Party rental vienna va USA historic Virginia church, an Islamic Center in Arlington, Texas, and a former U.S. Cabinet member.