Two Georgia men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer in what prosecutors describe as a plot to attack government targets. The suspected ringleader of the group, 73-year-old Frederick Thomas, and 67-year-old Dan Roberts entered their pleas Tuesday in federal court in Gainesville, about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta.
A federal judge has denied bond for the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cole said Wednesday there was too much evidence that the men took "concrete action" to carry out attacks to release them.
The Justice Department said four Georgia men arrested earlier this week and charged with plotting to buy explosives are part of a fringe militia group. But just how many of those groups are active in Georgia is unclear.