More Sentencing for Militia Members

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS YESTERDAY SAID THEY ARE ASKING A MAXIMUM 10–YEARS IN JAIL FOR NORTH POLE RESIDENT COLEMAN BARNEY, ONE OF THE SO–CALLED "FOOT SOLDIERS" TIED TO ALASKA MILITIA'S "241" CRIMINAL CASE.
 
 
THE 39–YEAR OLD BARNEY WAS CONVICTED OF THE LESS SERIOUS CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS UNREGISTERED SILENCERS, AND AN UNREGISTERED DESTRUCTION DEVICE.

ANCHORAGE ATTORNEY TIM DOOLEY, WHO HAS REPRESENTED BARNEY'S CASE, HAS RECOMMENDED A SENTENCE OF "TIME SERVED" IN THE CASE.
 

BARNEY IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED ON MONDAY IN ANCHORAGE.
 

EARLIER THIS YEAR, IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NEWSCENTER 11, BARNEY'S YOUNGER BROTHER SAMUEL BARNEY, COMMENTED ABOUT THE CASE AS A WHOLE, SAYING HIS BROTHER, AND OTHER CO–CONSPIRATORS GOT WHAT HE CALLED A "RAW DEAL."

SENTENCING FOR ALASKA PEACEMAKERS MILITIA LEADER SCHAEFFER COX AND ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE GROUP, LONNIE VERNON, IS SET FOR NOVEMBER 19TH.

THEY WERE CONVICTED OF THE MORE SERIOUS CHARGES OF CONSPIRING TO KILL STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES.
 

LONNIE VERNON, AND HIS WIFE KAREN HAVE ALSO PLED GUILTY TO CHARGES IN A SEPARATE CASE WHERE THEY PLOTTED TO KILL A FEDERAL JUDGE, AND A TAX AGENT.
 

THE COUPLE AWAITS SENTENCING IN THAT CASE ALSO.