Elderly men get 5 years each in Georgia militia plot
GEORGIA, USA (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
US 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.