A federal grand jury handed up an indictment Wednesday altering the charges against two brothers arrested last month after a remote-control pipe bomb exploded in one of their cars near the Santa Ana campaign office of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove).
Hai Duc Le, 34, and his brother Hien Duc Le, 33, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.
Hai Duc Le is still charged under the Patriot Act with using a weapon of mass destruction. He is also still charged -- though not under the act -- with carrying and using a destructive device. Under the new indictment, Hai Duc Le is also charged with attempted arson, possession of an unregistered firearm -- in this case, a pipe bomb -- and illegal making of a destructive device, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Kevin Smith.
Hai Duc Le's younger brother was charged by the grand jury with accessory after the fact, a count related to the alleged illegal making of the bomb, and obstruction of justice for allegedly concealing evidence, Smith said.