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Militiaman Sentenced to 18 Years

Mountaineer Militia 'general' Floyd Ray Looker has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison in connection with an anti-FBI plot.

Weeping and quoting scripture, Mountaineer Militia "general" Floyd Ray Looker was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for his part in a plot to blow up the FBI's national fingerprint facility in West Virginia.

Looker was among the first in the nation to be sentenced under a 1994 federal antiterrorism law that makes it a crime to provide resources to terrorists.

Looker pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons charges after taking $50,000 for maps and blueprints of the FBI facility — where more than 1,000 people work — from an informant posing as a broker for a Middle Eastern terrorist organization.

Two other men have been sentenced on weapons convictions in connection with the plot. A third, a local volunteer fire department official, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for providing the blueprints to Looker.

At his sentencing, Looker assailed the government's informant as a liar. "I am not antigovernment," he said. "I am for responsible government."