Coast Guard Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Gun, Drug Charges
The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant authorities say was stockpiling weapons in a plot "to murder innocent civilians" was arraigned in a Maryland federal court Monday.
Christopher Hasson pleaded not guilty to drug and weapons charges , including unlawful possession of unregistered silencers and possession of 17 firearms by an unlawful user and addict of a controlled substance.
If convicted on all charges, Hasson faces up to 31 years in prison.
According to court documents filed by prosecutors last month, Hasson, who self-identified as a white nationalist, had compiled a list of prominent Democrats and journalists to target.