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Montevideo American-News
  • Rogers indicted on new charges

  • There is new information on the case of Buford Rogers of Montevideo, who two weeks ago was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm as a felon.
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  • There is new information on the case of Buford Rogers of Montevideo, who two weeks ago was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm as a felon.
    At that time, a press release from the FBI stated they believe a terror attack was stopped, and the lives of several local residents were potentially saved. "The terror plot was discovered and subsequently thwarted through the timely analysis of intelligence and through the cooperation and coordination of the aforementioned agencies," the release stated
    On Tuesday, Rogers was indicted on four counts, which now include possession of Molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb. In total, Rogers is indicted on counts of: One count of possessing two Molotov cocktails, one count of possessing two black powder and nail devices, one count of possessing a pipe bomb and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
    However, as of this time, no terrorism charges have been made.
    A statement made by Jeanne Cooney, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office to WCCO News seems out of sync with the initial FBI statement. "We never indicated there would be terrorism charges," she said. "The charges reflect the evidence we have at this time."

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