Mich. militia head, son plead guilty to gun charge

FILE - This combo of seven photos provided in 2010 by the U.S. Marshals Service shows from top left: David Stone, wife Tina Stone, David Stone's sons, David Jr. and Joshua all from Lenawee County, Mich. Bottom row from left; Thomas Piatek of Whiting, Ind.; Michael Meeks of Manchester, Mich.; and Kris Sickles of Sandusky, Ohio, seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up in 2010 as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S. A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges against them Tuesday, March 27, 2011, saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshall)

March 29, 2012 11:31:47 AM PDT
A Michigan militia leader and his son pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a machine gun, giving prosecutors their only gain in a domestic terror trial that was upended when the judge dismissed charges of plotting war against the government.