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4 convicted of forming German far-right terrorist group

The defendant Markus W. stands in the courtroom of the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 15 2017, accused of planning a terror attack on a refugee shelter using explosives. The defendant an alleged member of the extremist far-right terror group known as as the 'Oldschool Society.'  (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

The defendant Markus W. stands in the courtroom of the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 15 2017, accused of planning a terror attack on a refugee shelter using explosives. The defendant an alleged member of the extremist far-right terror group known as as the 'Oldschool Society.' (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Four people have been found guilty of forming a far-right terrorist group in Germany with the plan to bomb refugee homes.

A Munich court on Wednesday sentenced the members of the so-called Oldschool Society all to prison terms.

The head of the group, 58-year-old Andreas H., from the southern city of Augsburg, was sentenced to four and a half years.

Deputy leader Markus W., 41, received five years and his girlfriend, Denise G., 24, received three years and 10 months. Both are from the eastern state of Saxony.

Group spokesman, Olaf G. from the western city of Bochum, was sentenced to three years.

Last names were withheld in line with German privacy rules.

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Police arrested them in May 2015, they found weapons and illegal fireworks at their homes.