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PORTLAND -- The sentencing of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali-American convicted of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square in 2010, has been set back to Sept. 6.

Last week, prosecutors asked a federal judge to delay the sentencing of 20-year-old Mohamud. He was originally scheduled to be sentenced June 27.

Mohamud was found guilty in January of plotting to bomb the tree-lighting ceremony. Mohamud tried to blow up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at the crowded ceremony, but the bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by FBI agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.

Mohamud faces a maximum term of life in prison.

Background: Portland bomb plot suspect Mohamud found guilty

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