Three members of a southern Michigan militia acquitted during a high-profile trial have failed to persuade an appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit against federal investigators.
Two members of the Hutaree Militia are suing the FBI and the Michigan State police, claiming their rights were violated
A woman acquitted this year in a major militia trial says federal agents tampered with guns that were returned to her after the trial.
The new lawman in a Washtenaw County township is a former militia member.
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.
Hutaree militia member Joshua Clough pleaded guilty to possessing machine guns in April.
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.
David Stone and his wife, Tina, parked a pickup truck and trailer outside the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit and met FBI employees who rolled out several boxes seized during raids in Lenawee County in March 2010.
A Michigan militia member facing a mandatory five years in prison on a weapons charge got a major break Wednesday when a federal judge allowed him to scratch a prior plea deal and plead guilty to a lesser crime.