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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Feds want southern Michigan militia leader to serve prison time

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DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors are urging a judge to send the leader of a southern Michigan militia to prison for possessing a machine gun and other illegal weapons.

David Stone is returning to Detroit federal court next week. In March, he and other members of the Hutaree were cleared of conspiring to rebel against the government, but Stone pleaded guilty to a gun crime.

In a court filing Wednesday, prosecutors asked for a 41-month prison term. Stone likely would get credit for two years spent in jail before trial. He hopes the judge considers the jail time as enough punishment.

Prosecutors say Stone was a serious threat and still isn't remorseful. Separately, the government wants a 33-month prison sentence for Stone's son, Joshua. He also served two years in jail before trial.

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