Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 6:51 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 6:50 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening to bomb a Connecticut company.
Shaneel Jain of Cumberland was sentenced Thursday in Hartford federal court. He also received one year of supervised release and three months home confinement
A jury found Jain guilty in July of making a bomb threat against Wallingford-based Z-Medica Corp., which makes a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding. A bomb was not found.
Jain made telephone calls from India in 2010 threatening to bomb Z-Medica within 24 hours and said he was a terrorist. Jain was involved in a lawsuit with Z-Medica based on their previous business relationship.
Z-Medica used private security for weeks and cancelled shifts, delaying an order.
Jain's attorney says it was aberrant behavior and his client is remorseful.