CONORD, N.H. – Federal officials are preparing to sell the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons, but they can't guarantee that explosives and other booby traps aren't hidden on the 103-acre spread.
Prospective buyers won't be allowed on the property unless their winning bid seals the deal and frees the government of liability for dismemberment or death.
Ed and Elaine Brown were in a nine-month standoff with authorities in 2007 after they were sentenced to five years in prison for tax evasion. They were convicted in 2009 of amassing weapons, explosives and booby traps and of plotting to kill federal agents who came to arrest them.
Federal marshals say they're still hammering out the disclaimer language and the auction won't take place before September.