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'NATO 3' Indicted on Terror Charges for Alleged Plot to Attack Chicago Sites


Three protesters arrested at the NATO summit in Chicago last month have been indicted on 11 counts, including four terrorism-related charges. Jared Chase, Brent Betterly and Brian Jacob Church — the so-called "NATO 3" — were arrested for an alleged plot to attack President Obama’s campaign headquarters and other sites around Chicago. Police say they recovered materials for making Molotov cocktails but defense attorneys say they were set up by government informants who planted the explosives. A grand jury has indicted the three on charges including conspiracy to commit terrorism and material support for terrorism, for which they could spend decades in prison. The three were arrested under a sweeping anti-terrorism law in Illinois that had never been previously used.

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