Posted: Tuesday, January 7th 2014 at 1:40pm
Prosecutor: 2 men plotted against government sites
By The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) A prosecutor says two Georgia men plotted to make poison to use against government officials and federal buildings, while defense attorneys said the pair were simply talking big but committed no crimes.
Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Samuel Crump and Ray Adams.
Crump and Adams were among four men arrested in November 2011 after surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and at a Waffle House restaurant. 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. U.S. District Judge Richard Story sentenced each of them to five years in prison.
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