Hutaree Head, Son Plead Guilty To Gun Charge

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.


Hutaree members Michael Meeks is seen with his attorney outside federal court in Detroit.

Critical Charges Dropped Against Militia Members

A judge has dismissed the key charges against members of a Michigan-based militia who were accused of plotting war against the government.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2012

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Feds Defend Charges In Hutaree Case

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

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Hutaree Trial Jury Views Video Of Bomb Tests

Federal prosecutors have rested their case against seven members of a Michigan-based militia charged with plotting to wage war against the government.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

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Defense: Emails Show Militia Wasn’t Real Threat

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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

David Stone (Courtesy: U.S. Marshals Service)

Militia Leader Spoke Of Killing Police, Family

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2012

Defense: Feds ‘Manipulated’ Facts About Militia

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012


Trial Set To Begin For Hutaree Militia

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2012

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Jury Selection Underway In Hutaree Militia Trial

Another potential juror had much to share. She said she had burned down her ex-husband’s house in 1994 and was given probation. “I’m not a bad person…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

Militia Trial Defendants Denied Free Hotel Rooms

A judge has denied a request by three people charged with trying to stir rebellion against the U.S. government to have taxpayer-funded lodging during trial.