SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who says he knew his cousin produced and possessed the deadly poison ricin is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.
Fifty-four-year-old Thomas Tholen pleaded guilty in August to failing to report a crime.
The charge carries a possible three-year prison term, but prosecutors have recommended three years of probation in exchange for Tholen's cooperation.
Tholen's cousin, Roger Bergendorff, pleaded guilty to possessing a biological toxin and faces three years in prison. He said he never intentionally or accidentally released any of the lethal powder.
Police and prosecutors have cast Bergendorff as a troubled man who made the ricin on his own years ago. They say the case was not linked to terrorism.
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