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By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A law enforcement informant testified that two north Georgia men were involved in serious conversations about plotting against the federal government.

The informant, Joe Sims, testified Wednesday in the trial of Samuel Crump and Ray Adams. Prosecutors played recordings of conversations Sims made secretly in which voices he says are Crump, Adams and others are heard. The men discuss militia activity, using toxins against government officials and the kinds of weapons they need for an armed uprising.

Adams and Crump were among four men arrested in November 2011 after surveillance by Sims, who infiltrated their meetings. They face charges of conspiring and attempting to make ricin.

Two other men, Frederick Thomas and Dan Roberts, pleaded guilty to gun and explosives charges and were sentenced to five years in prison.

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