Terror Suspects Facing Additional Charges
Joe Denoyer - March 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Three Kansas men accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in the state are facing a second federal conspiracy count.
A revised indictment returned Thursday in Wichita against Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen of plotting for months last year to “injure, oppress, threaten and intimate” Somalis who lived at a Garden City apartment complex.
While now accusing Wright of lying to the FBI, the new indictment again charges the trio with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Allen and Stein also remain accused of gun charges.
Federal prosecutors allege the defendants were part of The Crusaders militia group and planned the truck-bomb attack on the apartment building, which also contained a mosque, for the day after the Nov. 8 election.
The three have pleaded not guilty.