Militia trial update

Defense attorneys cross-examined an FBI informant Wednesday in the federal trial of Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox.

Cox and two others accused of amassing illegal weapons in a plot to kill judges and other government representatives.

Cox's lawyer, Nelson Treverso, questioned Gerald ``J.R.'' Olson's criminal past, including running drugs for the Hells Angels.

Olson said his mission was to become a member the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, led by Cox, and to observe the group. He said he was told not to call for any action.

Olson secretly recorded meetings of militia members after infiltrating the militia. The recordings have been played for the jury.