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Case of man accused of running Escondido 'bomb factory' moves to federal court

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Vista-  The case of The People vs George Jacubec is now a matter of The United States vs George Jacubec.

Acting on a request from the District Attorney's Office, Judge Robert Kearney agreed to dismiss the case. 

A federal indictment filed Thursday (12/02/2010) accuses 54 year old Jacubec of 8 counts, including possessing and manufacturing 9 detonators and 13 grenade hulls as well as obtaining unknown quantities of highly explosive materials, robbing 3 San Diego County banks and illegally possessing a firearm.

Jacubec was present in the Vista courtroom as Hon. Kearney ordered him to a federal lockup facility.

Authorities were alerted to Jacubec's rented Escondido home after a gardner accidentally set off an explosive device.  Inside, bomb squad techs found what the District Attorney's Office refers to as, " the largest quantity of homemade explosive compound ever found on United States soil."

The home at Via Scott in Escondido will be burned to the ground as early as Wednesday as a last resort option by county officials to safely dispose of the materials.

Jacubec is scheduled to appear in Federal Court sometime next week.

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