Jury convicts men of some charges tied to 2012 Chicago NATO summit plot

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Posted: Feb 07, 2014 5:40 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three men accused of plotting to attack high-profile targets during a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago were convicted Friday on mob action and arson charges, but acquitted on terrorism-related charges by a Cook County jury.

Brian Jacob Church, 22, and Brent Betterly, 25, both of Florida, and Jared Chase, 29, of New Hampshire, had faced seven charges each, including conspiracy to commit terrorism under a state anti-terrorism law adopted after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Scott Malone)