Clay County man enters guilty plea to bomb charge

JACKSONVILLE – An Orange Park area man who was accused of planning a terrorist bombing plot online will not stand trial in federal court.

Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 22, of Orange Park, on Dec. 20 waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with attempted malicious damage and destruction by an explosive of a building, according to acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow.

Goldberg faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with a 5-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

This is sad news. Joshua blogged here at BCF for a brief period of time and he was damn good at it. I knew him under his real name and also by his Twitter handle of Moon Metropolis. Noted for his online impersonations, well trolling, in the end he took things too far for reasons as yet unknown. I became aware of the dangerous turn he had taken when he was arrested and his Australi Witness identity exposed and wrote about it here. I was being played too, still it is a shame to see where he has ended up.