Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members accused of bombing Minnesota mosque

Source: Star Tribune

One of the three Illinois men accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque last year is now negotiating a possible plea agreement with government prosecutors, his attorney told a federal magistrate judge on Wednesday.

Although Michael James McWhorter, 29, pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in his first appearance in Minnesota federal court, attorney Chris Madel said Wednesday that he has been negotiating a possible plea deal with prosecutors to resolve the case

McWhorter is one of three men from rural Clarence, Ill., who were arrested in March for allegedly bombing the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington on Aug. 7, 2017.

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