The eight, including alleged ringleader David Brian Stone, 45, were among nine members of the Hutaree militia arrested after a series of raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio over the weekend. They face charges including seditious conspiracy and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
An undercover FBI agent and a cooperating witness were part of the inquiry, a court document said.
At a hearing for the ninth man in Indiana, prosecutors said 46 guns, military survival equipment and thousands of rounds of ammunition had been seized at the home of Thomas Piatek, 46.
A federal prosecutor outlined details of the Hutaree’s training and inner workings during the detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Hammond, where a magistrate denied bond and ordered Piatek sent to Detroit for arraignment.
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