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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:56 AM

Judge to sentence Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot

Source: AP

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) ó A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for his guilty plea to firearms and drug offenses.

Christopher Hasson, 50, faces a maximum of 31 years in prison at sentencing by U.S. District Judge George Hazel. He pleaded guilty in October to possessing unregistered and unserialized silencers, being a drug addict in possession of firearms and illegal possession of tramadol, an opioid painkiller.

Federal prosecutors recommended a 25-year prison sentence for Hasson. They have called him a domestic terrorist and self-described white nationalist who was intent on carrying out mass killings. But they didnít file any terrorism-related charges against him.

Defense attorneys urged Hazel to spare Hasson from a prison term and sentence him to jail time served since his February 2019 arrest. Hassonís lawyers accused Justice Department prosecutors of fabricating a bogus narrative that the married father of two grown children was planning a terrorist attack.


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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 09:07 AM

1. Has tRump invited him to

the WH yet? He sounds like a gop kinda guy, doesn't he? The coast guard needs to improve their testing of eligible officer material, obviously. Maybe they take pointers from the way the gop chooses their "leaders"?

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 09:21 AM

2. Doesn't matter; MF45 will pardon him.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 09:39 AM

3. Not all terrorist come from across our borders.

Federal prosecutors recommended a 25-year prison sentence for Hasson. They have called him a domestic terrorist and self-described white nationalist who was intent on carrying out mass killings.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:39 AM

4. He will be pardoned

And offered an advisory position.

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Response to idahoblue (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:45 AM

5. Sad but probably true.

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