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Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

Conspiracy charges dropped against Hammond man, militia members

DETROIT | A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.

March 27, 2012 4:45 pm
5 militia men must stay locked up awaiting trial

5 militia men must stay locked up awaiting trial

DETROIT | Five members of a Midwest militia, including a Hammond man, charged with conspiring to rebel against the government and use weapons of mass destruction, will remain in jail while awaiting trial, an appeals court said Tuesday. The ruling reverses a federal judge's decision.

June 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Appeals court to hear arguments in militia case

CINCINNATI | A federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether five members of a Midwest militia-- including Thomas Piatek of Hammond -- should stay in jail until they're tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.

June 08, 2010 10:00 am

Court sets date for arguments in militia case

DETROIT | A federal appeals court wants to hear arguments before deciding whether to release five Midwest militia members, including a Hammond man, from jail until trial.

May 25, 2010 1:46 pm

Appeals court asked for 2nd look on militia case

DETROIT | Nine Midwestern militia members want the full federal appeals court to decide whether they should remain in jail while prosecutors challenge a decision to release them until trial.

May 12, 2010 5:30 pm

9 militia members to stay in jail for time being

DETROIT | Nine Midwestern militia members accused of conspiring against the government must stay locked up while prosecutors challenge an order that would release them until trial, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

May 10, 2010 4:30 pm Related

Court official: Militia members can be traced 24/7

DETROIT | The agency that keeps track of federal criminal defendants says members of a Michigan militia would be electronically monitored around the clock if released from jail until trial.

May 07, 2010 2:30 pm

Court blocks release of jailed militia members

DETROIT | A federal appeals court on Thursday intervened to block the release of nine members of a Michigan militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government, dealing a setback to the defendants as they gathered in a courtroom hoping to rejoin their families.

May 07, 2010 12:00 am

US takes early lumps in case against Mich. militia

DETROIT | Federal authorities touted the arrests of nine members of a Michigan militia -- including Thomas Piatek, 46, of Hammond -- as a pre-emptive strike against homegrown terrorists, declaring at an initial court hearing that the suspects with "dark hearts and evil intent" wanted to go t…

May 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Feds will appeal release of Mich. militia members

DETROIT | Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they will appeal a judge's decision to release until trial nine jailed members of a Michigan militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government.

May 05, 2010 1:10 pm

Judge agrees to delay release of militia members

DETROIT | Prosecutors won a delay in the release of nine Michigan militia members who had been ordered freed from jail to await trial on a charge of trying to wage war against the government.

May 04, 2010 9:10 am

Judge: Militia members can leave jail until trial

DETROIT | A judge on Monday ordered that nine jailed members of a Michigan militia, including Thomas Piatek, 46, of Hammond, be released, saying there's no risk to the public if they go home while awaiting trial on charges of trying to plot war against the government.

May 04, 2010 12:00 am

Mich. militia members can leave jail until trial

DETROIT | A judge ordered on Monday that nine jailed members of a Michigan militia -- including Thomas Piatek, 46, of Hammond -- be released, saying there's no risk to the public if they go home while awaiting trial on charges of trying to plot war against the government.

May 03, 2010 3:56 pm Related

Federal prosecutors release new evidence in militia case

Prosecutors Monday released a secret recording of Hutaree Christian militia leader David Stone, along with several photos.

April 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Magistrate orders militia suspects to stay jailed

DETROIT | Eight suspected members of a Christian militia that prosecutors say was bent on sparking a war against the U.S. government were ordered Friday by a magistrate to remain locked up until trial.

April 02, 2010 2:19 pm Related

FBI: `Ruse' created to arrest militia suspects

DETROIT | The head of the FBI in Detroit says the government created a memorial service "ruse" to arrest several Midwest Christian militia members over the weekend.

April 01, 2010 2:50 pm
Militia Member: Hutaree Is 'Extremist Group'

Militia Member: Hutaree Is 'Extremist Group'

Matt Savino is a colonel in the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines. He met with the Hutaree leadership in 2006 and describes them as a 'religious extremist group'. He also says David Brian Stone is 'obviously the leader of the group.' (March 31)

April 01, 2010 12:17 pm

Judge denies bond for Piatek

HAMMOND | Prosecutors say the heavily armed members of the Christian extremist militia Hutaree were plotting murderous sedition; friends and family of Thomas Piatek say the 46-year-old Hammond man was going to the Michigan woods to "play army" with his friends.

April 01, 2010 12:05 am Related

FBI sees little chance of copycat militia plots

WASHINGTON | FBI officials see little chance the arrests of nine suspects in an alleged Christian militia plot will spur other anti-government extremists to launch their own violent attacks.

March 31, 2010 12:07 pm
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