Courts & Crime

May 27, 2010

Hmong Americans in Laos overthrow plot want charges dismissed

An undercover firearms agent played unconstitutional mind games with Hmong Americans charged with plotting to overthrow the government of Laos, defense lawyers claim in Sacramento federal court papers. Eleven Hmong Americans and a retired Army lieutenant colonel from Woodland are accused in a multicount grand jury indictment of violating an array of federal laws, including the Neutrality Act, which forbids a military offensive from American soil against a nation at peace with the United States.

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