White Supremacist Gets 40 Years in 2004 Scottsdale Bombing
A federal court judge on Tuesday imposed a 40-year sentence on a White supremacist who was behind a 2004 bombing that seriously injured Scottsdale’s diversity director.
A jury found Dennis Mahon, 61, guilty in February of conspiracy to damage buildings and property by means of explosives; malicious damage of a building by means of explosives; and distribution of information related to explosives.
Dennis’ twin brother, Daniel, was found not guilty of a single count: conspiracy to damage buildings and property.
Dennis Mahon maintained his innocence in court moments before he was sentenced.
“I didn’t do this crime. I can’t apologize for something I didn’t do,” he said.
A pipe bomb was addressed to then-Diversity Director Don Logan, who is Black, and was delivered to his office of Diversity and Dialogue on Feb. 26, 2004.
When Logan opened the cardboard box, the 1-inch-by-5-inch pipe bomb exploded in his hands, badly injuring him. He has since recovered. Two other city employees also were injured.
“He didn’t know me; all he hated was what I represented,” Logan said after Tuesday’s sentencing. He said he was satisfied with the sentence imposed.