Parcel bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc charged with five federal crimes, in FBI custody: Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe for his role on the Trump campaign and undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador, appears under threat of losing his job (AFP Photo/CHIP SOMODEVILLA)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in a raft of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and others, is in the custody of the FBI and has been charged with five federal crimes.


Sayoc faces up to 58 years in prison if found guilty, Sessions said at a press conference announcing the charges.

“We will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially political violence,” he said.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Toni Reinhold)