DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) — A judge has suspended a decision that would have freed nine members of a Michigan militia from jail while they await trial.
Late Monday U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts granted a request by the U.S. Attorney's office to delay their release. Prosecutors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to tell the judge whether they will file an appeal. Roberts says prosecutors must provide a detailed explanation of why they think they their appeal can succeed.
The nine members of the southern Michigan-based Hutaree group have been charged with conspiracy to commit sedition, or rebellion, against the government.
Prosecutors say they are too dangerous to be free. The judge disagreed after a two-day hearing last week, and the nine were to have been released Tuesday.