(LAS VEGAS) — A Nevada man accused of plotting an attack on a Las Vegas synagogue was charged in federal court with possession of illegal firearms and destructive devices on Friday.U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada Nicholas Trutanich said in a news release that “threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBTQ communities have no place in this Country.”Conor Climo, 23, allegedly conducted encrypted online conversations with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization throughout 2019. In those conversations, Climo is accused of using derogatory racial, anti-Semitic, and homosexual slurs. Climo also discussed attacking a synagogue, making Molotov Cocktails and improvised explosive devices, and conducting surveillance on a bar he believed catered to the LGBTQ community.According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement seized a notebook with hand-drawn schematics for an attack, and drawings of explosive devices in the August 8 execution of a search warrant. Climo also claimed to have tried to recruit a homeless person for pre-attack surveillance of multiple targets.He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.”As this complaint illustrates,” Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI Las Vegas Division said, “the FBI will always be proactive to combat threats that cross a line from free speech to potential violence.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.