Last suspect pleads guilty in plot to attack churches

Ronald Beasley Chaney, III
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The third and final suspect accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches has pleaded guilty.

Citing court records, the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1pdbalC ) reports that 33-year-old Ronald B. Chaney III pleaded guilty Thursday in a Richmond federal court to charges of robbery conspiracy and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

He faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced June 14.

Co-defendant Robert C. Doyle has already pleaded to the same charges. The other co-defendant, Charles D. Halderman, pleaded guilty to robbery conspiracy in January and is facing up to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Doyle and Chaney are white supremacists who bought guns and explosives from undercover agents and wanted to rob a Richmond-area silver and coin dealer to finance a race war.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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