Far-right militia leader who rounded up immigrants faces 10 years in prison after admitting gun charge

The leader of a militia that rounded up migrants at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.

Larry Hopkins, who leads the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP, faces up to 10 years in prison on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a plea agreement.

The agreement, which must be approved later by a federal judge, brings the prosecution of Hopkins a step closer to resolution less than a year after videos surfaced showing militia members detaining migrants at the border.

Article URL : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/militia-leader-gun-charge-hopkins-larry-a9270296.html

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