Informant to Testify in Ga. Militia Plot Trial

The Associated Press


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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors played more than two hours of a secretly recorded conversation Wednesday morning in the trial of two Georgia men accused in a militia plot.

A law enforcement informant, Joe Sims took the stand as the recorded conversation played in the trial of Samuel Crump and Ray Adams. Prosecutors are expected to question Sims about that conversation and others he recorded after a lunch break.

Adams and Crump were among four men arrested in November 2011 after surveillance by Sims, who infiltrated their meetings. They face charges of conspiring and attempting to make ricin.

Two other men, Frederick Thomas and Dan Roberts, pleaded guilty in April 2012 to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer. Story sentenced each of them to five years in prison.

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