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Bomb Scare Pair Near Plea Deal

Prosecutors in the case of two men charged with inciting a bomb scare in Boston in January say they are close to reaching an out of court settlement with the suspects.

At a court appearance in Charlestown this morning, Assistant Attorney General John Grossman said he hopes to have the case closed by the end of the month.

Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens have pleaded not guilty to placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

The bomb scare began when authorities received a 911 call that reported a suspicious device near Sullivan Square in Charlestown. Throughout the day several more devices were found, but were later determined to be advertisements for a Cartoon Network show.

Videos on Berdovsky's website showed the two men placing the advertisements around the Greater Boston area after dark. The two men were contracted by a New York-based advertising agency, Interference Inc., to hang the ads.

In a meeting yesterday, Boston City Council debated requiring corporate marketers to apply for city licenses before conducting any guerilla campaigns.

This program aired on March 7, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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