The leader of a southern Michigan militia once accused of plotting a violent rebellion against the government was given no additional time behind bars Wednesday for possessing illegal weapons after serving two years in jail awaiting trial.
Prosecutors are urging a judge to send the leader of a southern Michigan militia to prison for possessing a machine gun and other illegal weapons.
At the request of prosecutors, a judge has dismissed charges against an Ohio man who was among members of a southern Michigan militia accused of conspiring to attack the government.
“Those videos were all theatrics, going out in the woods with guns, we hunt, we’re survivalists,” Tina Stone said.
The seven members on trail are facing life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges in the case.
David Stone and seven other members of a group accused of trying to overthrow the government were in Federal Court Tuesday in Detroit for the start of their trial.