Thu., June 21, 2012 10:00am (EDT)

Terror Plot Case Moves Toward Trial
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
Four men were arrested in early November after at least seven months of surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and a Waffle House restaurant. Two men have pleaded guilty but two others are headed toward a trial. (Photo Courtesy of Auraelis via Flickr.)
Four men were arrested in early November after at least seven months of surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and a Waffle House restaurant. Two men have pleaded guilty but two others are headed toward a trial. (Photo Courtesy of Auraelis via Flickr.)
Planning for a possible trial is moving ahead in the case against two men accused of what prosecutors call a terror plot targeting government officials and U.S. cities.

A judge this week set a pretrial conference for July 11 in Gainesville for the two, 55-year-old Ray Adams and 68-year-old Samuel Crump.

Adams and Crump face federal charges of conspiring and attempting to make a biological toxin called ricin.

Two other suspects, Frederick Thomas and Dan Roberts, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer.

The four were arrested in early November after at least seven months of surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and a Waffle House restaurant.