A Michigan-based militia leader and his son have pleaded guilty to a machine gun charge, two days after a federal judge dismissed more serious charges against them and five members of the group.
“Those videos were all theatrics, going out in the woods with guns, we hunt, we’re survivalists,” Tina Stone said.
A judge has dismissed the key charges against members of a Michigan-based militia who were accused of plotting war against the government.
Federal prosecutors are defending the criminal case brought against seven members of a Michigan-based militia as a judge considers whether any charges should be dismissed.
Federal prosecutors have rested their case against seven members of a Michigan-based militia charged with plotting to wage war against the government.
Defense lawyers at the trial of seven militia members introduced an email by an FBI agent who talks about using an undercover agent to “nail them.”
In a conversation secretly recorded by an informant, the leader of a Michigan militia said he would kill police officers and their family members in an attempt to start an insurrection against the U.S. government.
Defense lawyers at the trial of seven members of a Michigan-based militia say federal authorities greatly overreached by charging them with conspiring to overthrow the government.
The seven members on trail are facing life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges in the case.
A jury is expected to be seated, this morning, with opening statements to follow in federal court in Detroit, as the Hutaree militia face terrorism charges.