The final two defendants in an alleged Portland terrorist cell who are in custody pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to serve 18 years in federal prison. Patrice Ford and Jeffrey Battle were among seven Portland-area residents charged with plotting to wage war against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Four others pleaded guilty earlier. One remains at large. Battle and Ford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States, which carried a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $250,000 fine. They had initially also been charged with money laundering, supporting terrorism and other offenses. Full Story
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