Men sentenced to 5 years each in Ga. militia plot

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Posted: Aug 22, 2012 1:02 PM
Men sentenced to 5 years each in Ga. militia plot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge in Georgia has sentenced two men to five years each in prison after they pleaded guilty in a plot to attack government targets.

U.S. District Judge Richard Story issued the sentences Wednesday for 73-year-old Frederick Thomas and 67-year-old Dan Roberts in federal court in Gainesville

It was the maximum sentence allowed under a plea deal.

The two pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer.

They were among four men arrested in November after surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and at a Waffle House restaurant.

Co-defendants Ray Adams and Samuel Crump are charged with conspiring and attempting to make ricin and are moving toward trial.