Former Illinois militia leader sentenced for attempted women’s clinic bombing

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Emily Claire Hari was sentenced on Tuesday to an additional 14 years for a number of crimes in Illinois and Indiana, including an attempted firebombing of a women’s clinic in Champaign.

The Ford County Chronicle reported that the sentence would be served concurrently with a 53-year sentence for the firebombing of a Minnesota mosque in 20017. Hari, who came out as transgender last year, was the leader of the “Patriot Freedom Fighters” militia that later changed its name to the “White Rabbits.”

The newspaper reported that Hari plead guilty in February on four federal charges – conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats and violence, attempted arson, unlawful possession of a machinegun and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The 14- year sentence to be served concurrently was part of a plea deal.

According to the Chronicle, Hari is still appealing her convictions and sentence in Minnesota for the August 2017 firebombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn.