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Militia Leader Gets 53 Years In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by The Ford County Sheriff's Office, shows Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael Hari. A jury on Dec. 9, 2020 convicted Hair, the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group, of several civil rights and hate crime charges in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque.

Updated September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for civil rights and hate crimes.

Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael Hari and recently said she is a transgender woman, was charged in the attack on Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center.

No one was hurt in the bombing, but several members of the mosque community testified to the terror and trauma from the attack. They had sought a life sentence for Hari.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say was the mastermind behind the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on several civil rights and hate crimes for an attack that left a community terrified.

Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael Hari and recently said she is a transgender woman, faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison for the attack on Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center.

While defense attorneys are asking for the minimum, prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Hari, saying she hasn’t taken responsibility for the attack.

 

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