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Grand jury indicts 4 Georgia militia suspects

Grand jury indicts 4 Georgia militia suspects accused of plotting ricin attacks By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) ' A federal grand jury has indicted four suspected members of a Georgia militia who are charged with plotting attacks with toxins and explosives against unidentified government officials.

The grand jury indictment Thursday charges 73-year-old Frederick Thomas and 67-year-old Dan Roberts with conspiring to obtain an explosive and possessing an unregistered silencer.

It also charges 65-year-old Ray Adams and 68-year-old Samuel Crump with conspiring and attempting to make ricin, a biological toxin that can be lethal in small doses.

If convicted, the men could face more than a decade in prison. A bail hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Relatives of two of the men say the charges are baseless.

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