April 15, 2014 - A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for members of his militia, the 44th Spatha Libertas. He entered his guilty plea Monday on the single count in federal court in Minneapolis as part of a plea agreement, according to court papers. Judge Patrick Schiltz ordered that he remain in custody. A sentencing date has not been set.
Novak was an active duty soldier and intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg from 2009 to 2012 and served in Iraq in 2010, according to court documents. He later joined the Minnesota National Guard and served as a human intelligence analyst. read more>>>
These aren't 'militia's', they're no different then the armed gangs found in cities and towns all over. Untrained armed extremists with unlawful agenda's. Many, and members within, are doing exactly the same as any gang. Drug use and trafficking, gun trafficking, unlawful acts to enrich or maintain their extremist ways, reigning terror on any and all in the communities they exist by their actions and speak, even with their own gang colors and patches along with tattoo's today, terror cells called domestic, all hiding behind the flag in attempts to justify and adding their own flags they worship.