Remaining Hutaree defendants plead guilty to one felony count each

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Posted: Mar 29, 2012 9:53 AM
Remaining Hutaree defendants plead guilty to one felony count each

DETROIT (Reuters) - The two remaining members of a Midwest militia group arrested two years ago and charged with plotting to wage war on the U.S. government pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of possession of an illegal firearm, two days after a federal judge dismissed conspiracy charges against them and five other members of the group.

David Stone Sr. and his son Joshua Stone, each pleaded guilty to possession of a machine gun.

The seven members of the group known as the Hutaree were arrested two years ago this week after an undercover operation by the FBI and charged with plotting a violent revolt against the U.S. government using weapons of mass destruction.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher; Editing by David Bailey)