August 9, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

MINNEAPOLIS, [MN]--Four years ago, FBI agents in Minnesota brought down an Army veteran and self-described militia leader named Keith Michael Novak, who pleaded guilty to identity theft after a federal investigation found he had sold personal details on dozens of former military colleagues. But as they scanned Novak’s encrypted hard drive, the agents found more than they had bargained for: A large cache of child pornography, which led prosecutors to seek a new indictment before Novak could be released from prison on the original charges. On Wednesday, a federal appellate panel upheld the 12-year sentence imposed on Novak last year after a federal jury found him guilty in the subsequent ch