Guilty plea set next week in Mich. Hutaree militia probe

Plea comes three months before trial

Published On: Nov 02 2011 11:34:03 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2011 12:23:06 PM EDT
DETROIT -

One of nine people charged in an investigation of
a southern Michigan militia apparently has agreed to plead guilty
next week.

Records show Joshua Clough (kluhf) of Lenawee County is due in
federal court next Tuesday to change his plea, three months before
trial. He's accused of conspiring to rebel against the government
among other charges, but it's not clear what's in his deal with
prosecutors. No details were filed.

It would be the first guilty plea since charges were filed
against nine people in spring 2010. Trial for the others is set for
February.

Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday with Clough's
attorney and a prosecutor.

The government claims members of Hutaree were
scheming to kill a police officer, then attack law enforcement.