Prosecutors seek long prison term for Cox

Federal prosecutors are seeking a long prison sentence for Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox.

Prosecutors are recommending a 35-year sentence for Cox. The 28-year-old man was convicted in June of plotting to kill law enforcement officials and conspiring to obtain gun silencers and grenades to use in attacks.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that a judge is scheduled to sentence Cox at a hearing in federal court on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the militia followed Cox’s direction and took steps toward committing murder, including compiling a “hit list” or possible targets.

Cox’s attorney says he will recommend a 10-year sentence.