Hearing set for 4 Georgia militia suspects

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2011 6:14 AM
Hearing set for 4 Georgia militia suspects

Four suspected members of a Georgia militia who are charged with plotting attacks with toxins and explosives against unidentified government officials are set to make a court appearance.

The four men face a bond hearing at a Gainesville federal courthouse on Wednesday.

Prosecutors have accused 73-year-old Frederick Thomas and 67-year-old Dan Roberts of conspiring to obtain an explosive and possessing an unregistered silencer.

Authorities also charged 55-year-old Ray Adams and 68-year-old Samuel Crump with conspiring and attempting to make ricin, a biological toxin that can be lethal in small doses.

If convicted, the men could face more than a decade in prison. Attorneys and relatives of the men say the charges are baseless.