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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:49am

More Charged In Militia Plot

Updated: 2 years ago.
Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart. District Attorney Tom Durden says the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.( photo courtesy of auraelius via flikr)

Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart.

District Attorney Tom Durden says the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.

The new charges come after prosecutors last month announced four Fort Stewart soldiers charged with killing two people in December belonged to a militia group. Investigators say the militia planned to kill the President, take over Fort Stewart and poison apple crops in Washington state. Authorities say the group spent at least $87,000 on weapons.

Durden says he's been told none of the five latest suspects currently serve in the Army, but at least three of them are former soldiers.

He is seeking the death penalty against three of the Fort Stewart soldiers who are charged in the plot.