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Oregon man to be sentenced for 2010 Christmas tree-lighting bomb plot

  • FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)

    FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FBI Director James B. Comey, right, gestures as U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall stands at left during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    FBI Director James B. Comey, right, gestures as U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall stands at left during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • FBI Director James B. Comey speaks during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.  Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    FBI Director James B. Comey speaks during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

An Oregon man convicted last year of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Garr King to sentence 23-year-old Mohamed Mohamud to 40 years in prison while federal public defenders seek a punishment of no more than 10 years behind bars.

The people who gathered for the tree lighting in November 2010 were never in danger. The bomb turned out to be a fake supplied by undercover FBI agents who befriended the teenager as part of a sting operation.

Jurors rejected Mohamud's entrapment defense at his 2013 trial.