Militia Extremist Sentenced
May 22, 2012
The FBI prevents a group of militia extremists from taking the law into their own hands.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI prevents a group of militia extremists from taking the law into their own hands.
I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI, and this is Gotcha.
Darren Huff, of Georgia, and his followers wanted to indict President Barack Obama and many other federal, state, and local officials for treason. When a Tennessee County grand jury refused them, they wrote up their own bogus arrest warrants. Case Agent Scott Johnson, of the Knoxville FBI Division, says Huff armed himself with a handgun, an AK-47, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and headed for the courthouse.
Scott Johnson: He thought he was going to ride in from out of town with the guns on his hips and right all the injustices.
Halpern: When Huff and others arrived, they found the FBI and its law enforcement partners waiting for them. Huff was sentenced to four years in prison for transporting firearms across state lines with the intent to cause a civil disorder. It was the first time this violation was successfully prosecuted.
Johnson: This case is monumental to the FBI because it will set precedent for case law in future domestic terrorism cases throughout the United States.
Halpern: This has been the FBI’s closed case of the week.