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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Coast Guard Officer Who Drafted Hit List Pleads Guilty to Drug and Weapons Charges

A Coast Guard lieutenant who prosecutors said compiled a hit list of prominent Democratic leaders and media personalities pleaded guilty to four felony counts of drug and weapons-related charges in federal court here Thursday. He faces up to 31 years in prison.

Christopher Hasson, who identified as a “long time White Nationalist” in emails obtained by prosecutors, had initially entered a plea of not guilty, but shifted legal strategy after a series of setbacks in court last month.

U.S. District Judge George Hazel accepted the guilty plea in court on Thursday, as Hasson’s wife looked on.

Read more at CBS News

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