Dean Harvey Hicks

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Dean Harvey Hicks
Nationality USA
Known for Sentenced to 20 years for terrorist bombing

'Dean Harvey Hicks is an American citizen who received a 20 year sentence after being convicted for a series of bombings of Internal Revenue Service offices.[1][2] Hicks bombed multiple IRS offices, over three years. His bombs became more sophisticated. Hicks is said to have been the first bomb-maker to built his bombs' timers around Casio F91 digital watches.

Hicks confessed to the bombings on August 15, 1991.[1] He received a twenty year sentence on January 31, 1992, and was ordered to pay a total in $380,000 in fines and restitution.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Man Angry at the I.R.S. Admits Bombings". Los Angeles: New York Times. 1991-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-25. "The 45-year-old defendant, Dean Harvey Hicks of Costa Mesa, Calif., who the authorities say was seeking revenge because the I.R.S. had refused him a tax deduction worth thousands of dollars, pleaded guilty to the charges in Federal District Court on Wednesday. He faces up to 43 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 16." 
  2. "x" (in English). p. 99-111. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  3. "California Man Receives 20 Years In Irs Bombing". Orlando Sentinel. 1992-01-31. Retrieved 2015-12-12. "An aerospace engineer who pleaded guilty to launching 13 bombs at one Internal Revenue Service office and trying to blow up three others was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison."