Moores Hill Resident To Serve 2 Years For Transporting Unregistered Explosives
By Mike Perleberg
(Columbus, Oh.) – A Dearborn County resident caught transporting homemade explosive devices on Interstate 70 in central Ohio has been sentenced to time in prison.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski , 44, of Moores Hill, pleaded guilty in April to federal charges of possession of unregistered explosives. He faced a maximum sentence of 10 years and a $250,000 fine.
On Friday, Boguslawski was back in U.S. District Court in Columbus where a judge ordered him to serve only two years behind bars. He also has to serve three years under court supervision following his release.
At the time of his arrest in January, police conducting a traffic stop for speeding found Boguslawski, a former member of the Indiana National Guard, in possession of nearly 50 bombs and four guns. He was on his way home to Indiana from Pennsylvania where he had been visiting family – video obtained by investigators showed Boguslawski’s niece participating in detonating some of the explosives.
Nolder said the shorter sentence indicated the judge found his client had no malevolent intent. In a July 3 court filing, Nolder claimed that Boguslawski was simply careless.
Boguslawski was a maintenance worker at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville for several years with the Indiana National Guard. Nolder said Boguslawski was valued and trusted for his innovative use of training methodologies, including using ordnance, to provide life-like training experiences for the soldiers bound for Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to court filings, Boguslawski moved to Moores Hill in 2007 and had worked at Anchor Glass in Greendale up until his arrest.