Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox is being held in Washington state while he awaits sentencing for conspiring to murder federal officials and owning illegal weapons.
Cox is being held at the Federal Detention Center near Seattle.
Fairbanks attorney Nelson Traverso represented Cox at trial. But Traverso has since withdrawn because Cox was dissatisfied with his representation. Seattle attorney Peter Camiel now represents Cox.
Sentencing hearings for Cox and co-defendants Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon and Coleman Barney are scheduled for this fall in Anchorage. Cox’s co-defendants remain jailed in Alaska.
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